Sunday, March 12, 2017

Healthy Minds Visualized

Since my blog is about the brain, I decided to find infographics that explain how to improve brain health. This is important for everyone to know about so they can have a more peaceful life. In this first infographic there is a big emphasis on exercising and how it benefits your brain. Working out can improve a lot of brain functions such as the temporal lobe. As it states the temporal lobe’s job is to store sensory memories. Exercising also improves your mental performance like your focus and it helps prevent the brain from aging quickly, leading to dementia or Alzheimer's. It shows that exercising will also improve your coordination. Working out is a great way to relax and get your mind off things while improving your health at the same time.
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Eating right is important not only for staying physically fit. Healthy foods also keep you mentally fit. The second infographic shows examples of food that is great for your brain and food that is not so great. One of the healthy foods is avocados. They contain monosaturated fat which helps with blood flow and they lower blood pressure. Increased blood flow to the brain helps with enhancing mental tasks such as memory, attention span, and reaction time. Another item on the infographic is blueberries. Studies have found that blueberries help prevent oxidative stress and they also reduce Alzheimer's disease and dementia effects. A third food group is nuts and seeds. These have a good amount of vitamin E, which is said to reduce old age cognitive decline. Leafy green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and lettuce are another great food source for slowing down cognitive decline. Out of all these healthy foods, my favorite of course would have to be the dark chocolate. Dark chocolate boosts endorphins which are chemicals that give you a positive feeling. Dark chocolate also improves blood flow and leads to reduced stress. Add these brain boosting foods to your diet and im sure you will be doing a better job at maintaining a healthy mind for the rest of your life.

4 comments:

  1. Good job on going into detail! I love the way you describe the food and why it´s good for you and how it can help you in your everyday life. I never thought bread would be on the bad side, but I guess you learn something new every day. Keep writing!

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  2. This is an amazing post with lots of great information i never knew about. Everyone always says how chocolate is bad for you because its all sugar but its actually good for your health. i also like how you put in both exercise options and food options to help develop the brain in different ways so if people don't want to exercise they can just pick out the right foods to help them live longer. Your pictures are also helpful because we can get a good visual representation and if theres people who are to lazy to read at first they may glance at the image and it will grab their attention and they can see that this post might be informational to them.

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  3. I like the two separate infographics that relate to each other but are separate. This way you were able to put more information into them without making them too small to read. Your ideas are quite useful and up to date with current information out there. I have a friend who is into the healthy living lifestyle and she tells me that your information is on the money.

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  4. I appreciate how you went a little more above and beyond on this blog. Didn't just pull a bare minimum but instead provided two infographics describing both in a casual attitude. The infographics themselves are well organized and the clean imagery give it a pleasing look. The colors of the infographics are soft where the text has no distorted interference or contrast but yet playful enough where it looks unintimidating. You explained eating healthy and exercise as key factors. I left this post feeling more informed about good habits to keep in mind, and a peace of mind of things I was doing correctly.

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