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.
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.