Unmissable tips and tricks on staying sharp and alert.
Updated: Oct 29, 2020
Staying mentally sharp as we navigate this new terrain can be a challenge, below are some suggestions from success.com (2016) that can aid you in these times
Eat a healthy diet: Avoid sugar While short-term increases in sugar can temporarily improve brain function, chronically elevated sugar levels will impede your memory. Get fishy Eat 18 ounces of salmon or another fatty fish each week or take DHA omega-3 supplements every day.
Learn something new: Many people have jobs that keep them mentally active, but pursuing a hobby, learning a new skill, or volunteering for a project at work that involves a skill you don't usually use can function the same way and help improve memory. learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby, playing video games or even trying to find a new route (without a GPS) to a place you regularly visit can also help minimize your risk for memory loss.
Work out You should engage in physical activity for 45 minutes three times a week. New data suggests an intense exercise for 20 seconds three times in a 10-minute period could be more beneficial. Regular physical activity is thought to help maintain blood flow to the brain and reduce your risk for conditions such as high blood pressure that are associated with the development of dementia.
Sleep well: even when you’re busy, it’s easy to sacrifice ZZZs. But you need sleep because it primes your brain for optimal learning, problem-solving and memory retention.
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