Brain awareness week 10-16 March
Our brains are very important - I don't need to tell you that. But how well they function really can depend on how we treat them. Like the rest of the body - our brain needs a certain amount of nutrients, sleep, and exercise to remain in peak condition; and it relies on us to provide the sustenance it needs.
Unfortunately - in 'today's modern society' we are 'too busy'. We consume more processed foods which have little nutritional value, work long hours which causes increased stress and decreased sleep, and are too tired to exercise - opting for the couch and a glass of wine to wind down with.
How can we expect our poor brains to keep up with the increasing demands we place on them. It's like working with a dirty engine, and no petrol in the car!
We are becoming an aging population, people are living longer; and whilst increasing longevity is a positive for us; it's no wonder there are increasing cases of dementia when the population may not be looking after their brain as well as they could do.
Here are some simple things to do for your brain...Treat it well!
Emma is passionate about promoting good health, and likes to keep things simple. She enjoys yoga, meditation & being outdoors, yet likes to indulge in coffee, wine & cake - Everything in moderation!