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The brain

Our brains are considered to be the computer that controls our entire body, therefore it is very important that we do all that we can to ensure that our brain function at its best at all times. In this article, we will be looking at how to better care for our brains.

Our brains are so delicate that we can not afford to allow anything to go wrong with it, many persons are having issues in this area and because of this, they are not enjoying life to the fullest or how it was meant to be enjoy. And then there are those who do not give much though when it comes to brain health.

But it is always important to keep in mind that the brain is the control center that assists in all of our body parts functioning as a whole so that we can have perfect soundness.

More on the brain

Our brain weighs about 3 pounds and it is this little computer that is responsible for our thoughts, are will, decision making, our emotion and all of that other good stuff that goes on in our ever daily lives. The beautiful things that we see and enjoy, those foods that taste so great, those lovely sounds that we hear and enjoy, that tender warm touch by our family and friends and those wonderful foods and drinks that we smell in the morning that comes from our kitchen that tells us that someone is making breakfast for us, is all depended on our brain.Yes, you are right these are called our five senses. So we can now see the seriousness of taking better care of our brains.

Brain exercise

And here you thought that exercise was only for other parts of our body and not our brains. In order to take better care of our brains it is good to give our brains a daily workout, don’t be alarm that I said workout, I don’t want to scare you. Can you imagine our brain doing push ups or bench pressing those weights, talk about strange and freaky, don’t mind me this is just for laughs, then the question is?

How do we perform brain exercise?

1.Reading-reading is so important because it helps to develop our brains, nothing like sitting down with a good book and education ourselves, while we are learning something new, by reading we are also exercising our brains. This is why it is so important to turn off the television and have our children read nice story books or educational books because while they are learning their brains are getting the needed exercise and developing in the right way.

2. Putting a puzzle together or playing some other game that is both fun and educational can help in great ways. It challenges us to think while having so much fun and guess what while we are having fun learning our brains is getting the needed exercise.

3. Get involved with a project, remember the key is to have fun because I believe that this is the only way that you will get the most out of these exercises.

4. For those of you who don’t like to go to the supermarket but always send someone else, well this may encourage you to go. As you walk the aisles and look at those products on the shelves and compare prices you are giving your brain a good workout. Ok, that may not seem to excite you but think of your brain and the much need exercise.

5. Learn a foreign language, not only will your brain get the workout but you can impress your family and friends.

6. Instead of using the calculator that is the easy way out, work out the math in your mind and then confirm the answer you came up with by checking it with your calculator. This will give your brain a good workout.

7. Do crossword puzzles that challenge your brain.

I can go on and on but I don’t want you to get tired, so now we will be looking at some brain foods.

Brain foods

Here is a list of foods that we should include in our diet to keep our brains healthy and happy

1.Walnuts.

2.Blueberries.

3.Whole grains.

4.Broccoli.

5.Tomatoes.

6.Beets.

7.Green leafy vegetables.

8.Avocado.

9.Pumpkin Seeds.

10.Cherries.

11.Kiwi.

12.Asparagus.

13.Oatmeal.

14.Raisin.

15.Olives.

Final word

There are a more, but these are just a few that you can pick up the next time you go to the supermarket. So be good to your brain and give it what it needs, it will pay off big time and you will be glad that you did. With that said let’s start feeding our brains.

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22 comments

  1. Dan says:

    Hey there! Nice article. I’m a big day dreamer, so a good brain workout or two could only serve me well. With all the junk we to with our brains (mindless TV, YouTube, texting) It could do us a lot of good to focus a lot more on the health of our brains, and therefore our minds.

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Dan it is so good to meet you, thanks for commenting, I am glad that I could help. All the best to you and have a good day.

  2. Chris Towers says:

    I think a lot of people assume just because we have a healthy heart then we are going to be fine and live a long healthy life.

    The brain is overlooked and taken for granted and it is a mistake a lot of us make.

    it is only when we see people getting older and start to forget certain things that we stop to think how important the brain is.

    A agree that keeping your brain active is essential to a long happy life. reading, puzzles and problem solving all help to keep your brain active.

    i was not aware of the foods and additives that can help along the way though. This is news to me.

    Great reading, thanks so much!

    Chris

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Chris Towers, it is good to hear from you again, yes brain health is so important yet so many people pay little or no attention to this at all, but in order for are brains to function and its best we must give it what it needs. Thanks for commenting, I am glad as always that I could help. All the best to you my dare friend and have a good day.

  3. Ki says:

    In a world in which we are increasingly reliant on the internet and computers to perform even the most basic of calculations, it is becoming ever more crucial to keep an active mind through some of the tasks you mention.

    However, periods of rest and rejuvenation are also essential to brain health. Have you considered looking at meditation?

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello again and thanks for sharing, I do agree that are brains do also need periods of rest,and no I have not given meditation a thought. Thanks again for sharing and have a good day.

  4. Robin says:

    Hi Norman! Love your site and all it stands for. I have an interest in brain health, which is how I happened upon your article and website. I actually did an article on my website dealing with brain health, but more towards the memory aspect. I appreciate all the examples you gave to exercise your brain, along with all the foods that increase our brain health. I’ll be back in a bit to get some tips for my garden. After all, spring is right around the corner!

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Robin it is so good to meet you, our brain is so important and we should do all that we can to maintain proper brain function. Thanks for commenting, all the best to you.

  5. Matt's Mom says:

    You always have such great information. I had heard about working your brain by doing puzzles, etc. So I do Sudoku and solitaire quite frequently, as well as other puzzle type games to help stimulate my brain. What about supplements? Are there any supplements that are good to take to help with brain function and memory?

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello my friend so good to hear from you and thanks for those kind words, Taking care of our brain is a must and we should do all that we can to maintain good brain function. Here are a few supplements that you can try, Acetyl-l Carnitine, American Ginseng, Alpha, Gpc. There are many more that you can try. Have a good day.

  6. YourVirtualCareer says:

    Great tips on how to workout the brain. I find in the mornings a great way to get my brain out of sleepy mode is to listen to motivational speeches, and a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries or raisins. One of my weekend hobbies is to do at least 10 word searches while consuming a cup of green tea. Would you consider word searches a good way to get your brain exercise in?

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello my dare lady it is so to meet you, thanks for commenting, I am glad that I could help. And yes word searches is a great way to stimulate or exercise your brain. All the best to you and have a good day.

  7. Senzeliwe says:

    Nice article. Very useful and practical points highlighted. Will be definitely using less of the calculator to calculate the waiters tip from now on.
    I already enjoy reading and I’m glad to know that it’s considered a good brain exercise.
    Good to know that the brain foods are delicious, so no excuses anymore to not eating healthy given that our brains are our best assets. Thanks for the enjoyable read.

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Senzeliwe it is good to meet you, I am glad that I can help. All the best to you and have a good day.

  8. Outer Beauty says:

    Hi Norman,

    Anything that has to do with the brain fascinates me. Im a caregiver and observing my clients who have had dementia or even having those “senior moments” always have me researching ways to keep their minds working.

    Doing puzzles and reading have always been something I do with my clients till most aren’t able to do so anymore (usually decline in their sight etc)

    What is more interesting to me is that you have walnuts as #1 in your brain food list. I had no idea but I will be putting that in my grocery list for next time.

    As a second timer commenting on your articles I find your website really informative and will probably stop by again to read up on your articles.

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Outer Beauty it is so good to hear from you again, thanks for commenting and for your support. I am so glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  9. Steve says:

    Love this article, really reminded me of what an important organ the brain is. It is so easy these days to use technology to do things we would previously have done with our brain – ie simple sums and keeping a list of chores to do. This has made me determined to get into crosswords again in my spare time. Also good thing is I like all of those brain foods, bar olives – going to add some of them to my next supermarket shop (which I am pleased to hear is also a good brain workout!)

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Steve it is so good to meet you, thanks for commenting and for those kind words. I am glad that I could help, all the best to you and have a good day.

  10. isaac says:

    Since our brain is actually going on a decline after puberty, it’s very important for us to continuously exercise it and eating good foods to prevent further brain decay. You’ve a very comprehensive list of foods to eat here. But Norman, is there any specific food that’s bad for our brain?

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Issac so good to hear from you, there are foods that is bad four are brain. Foods that contains saturated fats, white sugar, white rice, process foods. These are just a few to watch out for. Hope this helps all the best to you and have a good day.

  11. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there Norman,

    Brain health and brain care is very important aspect of our health and thankfully, in this day and age and due to technology giving our brain a good workout is relatively easy as there are many different puzzles available online or via apps.

    Here is one healthy tip I will share with you that is great for preventing strokes and heart attacks.

    GIVE BLOOD!

    Not only does giving blood help society and those that need it. It thins out your blood far better than medicine like warfin. Thining the blood by donating blood allows your blood to circulate much better and and is very well known to reduce risk of strokes and heart attacks.

    1. Profile photo of Norman Norman says:

      Hello Derek so good to see you, thanks for that healthy tip, I will keep that in mind. All the best to you my friend.

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