Simple Brain Health Tips and Tricks from Dr. Mike Dow
1. Do something challenging today. Think of your brain like a bank account. The more cash deposits you’ve made, the more you have to spare. This is a concept called reserve, and it explains why people with higher levels of education have a lower risk of dementia. Make a “deposit” by engaging in a challenging activity.
2. Add Natrol® Cognium™ to your daily routine. This brain health supplement has been shown to protect brain cells from oxidative stress, improve memory and concentration, and increase blood flow to the brain. It is also the only brain health supplement with an ingredient proven effective and backed by nine human clinical trials. Taking Natrol Cognium while engaging in challenging activities can help achieve a holistic approach to brain health.
3. Incorporate more exercise in your day. Exercise is one of the most potent ways to increase the birth of new brain cells and connections, in the brain. It’s as good for your brain as it is for your heart. Make a habit of adding additional steps to your day in simple ways.
4. Create healthy rituals. The healthier choices you make, the easier they become to do. If a post-work jog is followed by a protein shake, this becomes routine while helping to prevent unhealthy behaviors. You can pair simple acts like brushing your teeth in the morning with taking Natrol Cognium with your multivitamin. This can set a healthy intention for the day ahead of you.
5. Eat an antioxidant-rich diet. Some antioxidants help protect brain cells from the damage that comes with aging and oxidative stress. Unsweetened caffeine sources, berries, and turmeric are great examples of antioxidant-rich foods that protect the brain.
6. Connect. Relationships have a profound effect on brain health. Remember that excess stress hormones can cause inflammation in the brain just like processed foods do. Relationships tend to buffer us from the stress of daily life while giving our lives meaning. Mind the health of your relationships, because they're fantastic for the brain.
7. Sleep. At night, brain cells expand so that our brain can enter into its “wash cycle” at night. Striving for eight hours of shut eye ensures your brain is refreshed for a fog-free day ahead of you. Favor natural remedies like keeping your bedtime consistent and using melatonin instead of prescription sleep aids.
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