Living a long life becomes the objective since that’s all we know. To breathe another day. We have no idea who preceded us, or what will happen once were gone. It’s our duty, our obligation as humans to preserve ourselves as long as possible.
Yet, what we constantly do are detrimental things on a daily basis which shortens our lives. Doing so blunts our brain at times unknowingly, often on purpose, but usually unaware.
Our brain is the key to every action we take. So it comes down to taking taking care of our livelihood, to preserve ourselves as long as possible, this from external detriments.
10. Excess Alcohol
Although drinking a single bottle of beer won’t likely eliminate any brains cells. But what drinking excess alcohol causes is a temporary chemical imbalance along with structural changes in the brain.
If your alcohol consumption happens to be chronic, is when the brain cells become affected. This based on MRI’s of alcoholic patients, which shows a decrease in brain volume.
9. Eating Junk Food
What the brain desperately needs are the proper healthy nutrients to survive. Once deprived, the brain cells begin to starve.
Most however resort to junk food, as it’s comfort food, or easily available and extremely tasty.
Since what we have is complete control over what we choose to eat on a daily basis, make a conscious choice to eat as healthy as possible, as that’s how the brain restores itself.
8. Wearing Socks Or A Hat While Sleeping
This may be surprising for many, but what’s constantly required is a gaseous exchange between our body cells and the immediate atmosphere.
Once we cover up our heads or feet while sleeping, it affects the proper functioning of the brain.
So avoid wearing a cap or socks while sleeping. It’s however a common habit to do so, to keep warm.
7. Lack Of Sleep
What getting enough sleep does is allows your brain to relax and recuperate. What long term deprivation of sleep does is diminishes brain cells.
So that’s the reason and correlation when students or those working late into the night, struggles the following day at school or work.
This lost sleep also can’t be recouped while it just damages the brain. A lack of sleep averts balanced growth while depleting brain synapses, where nerve cell communication occurs.
6. Air Pollution
Pollution is impossible to avoid in the industrialized world we live in. Tests prove that polluted air causes actual physical changes to the brain.
Our brains are the biggest consumer of the oxygen we breathe in. So every poor quality gasp of air we inhale, reduces the quality supply of oxygen going to the brain, which lowers efficiency.
Polluted air created by cars, factories, and natural dust, contains fine particulates about thirtieth the size of a human hair, which can reach deep into the cells.
5. High Sugar Consumption
There are estimates the average adult intakes around 155 pounds of empty sugar per year. That’s 15 – 10 pound bags.
This to many may appear incredulous, as the culprit is empty sugar that’s hidden in practically everything we eat. Most often, we’re not aware we’re ingesting them.
That’s around 27.5 teaspoons of sugar every day, all which blunts the brain.
4. Smoking Cigarettes
Everyone knows smoking is lethal, but yet smokers continue to puff away, although the majority have now quit, as most of society now frowns on smoking cigarettes.
There are however a large group who continues to do so, and we non-smokers inhale the secondary smoke. It causes lung and heart disease, along with cognitive decline.
A compound known as NNK, which is found in tobacco, is a procarinogen, which is a chemical substance that becomes carcinogenic.
This alters the metabolic process in the body, leading to disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis.
3. Overextending The Brain When Sick
What’s recommended is phoning in sick when you’re really sick, and not think you’re being brave or need the money.
Once you fall ill, what your brain and body desperately needs is rest and relaxation to recuperate. Your brain goes into overdrive when sick, as it needs to fight off the bacteria or infection.
Once you compound additional work and stress, it further overtaxes the brain, which becomes detrimental. So avoid that extra burden when sick, and allow your brain to do its thing.
2. Stop Overeating
What many will do is eat one big meal a day, this for convenience and simplicity. What they’ll also usually do is overeat during this one sitting.
What overeating does is causes hardening of the brain arteries, which is known as cerebral arteriosclerosis, which decreases your ability to think while reducing your mental power.
1. Skipping Breakfast
This is obviously not a mommy myth, as eating a healthy nourishing breakfast is the best jolt you can give your brain.
Almost everyone realizes breakfast is the most essential beneficial meal of the day, and this doesn’t meaning loading up on donuts.
For those who skip breakfast for whatever reason, what they’re doing is lowering their blood sugar level, which then fails to supply the brain with the nutrients it desperately needs.