SM HEALTH: 4 Modern days activities that can affect the brain

In a time of improved technology, we are all being rewired to do more to the detriment of our brains. ( I know it’s a bit confusing but just follow me)

When it comes to our health, we are more Keen to nourishing our bodies first before considering to take care of our brains.

We need to do more of what improves our brains health and start by adjusting our daily habits.

Okay now let’s take them bit by bit

1.THE BRAIN DRAIN OF INACTIVITY

Physical inactivity has its price tags. It’s linked to the development of chronic health problems like heart disease, obesity, dementia, and cancer.

Many of us are too busy to make time for basic “movement activity”.

Regular physical activity can benefit you cognitively, increase brain chemicals which promote better memory and learning.

  1. SITTING FOR TOO LONG IS HURTING YOU

Sitting is one of the worst things we can do for our health.
It has been said that sitting isn’t just a physical health risk, it’s a neurological risk as well.

You can reduce the amount of sitting you do by adopting intervations like moderate walking, standing while working, even for just 10minutes at a time.

  1. USING HEADPHONES
    People, by nature, love to switch up the volume (I am guilty of this one ooo)
    It makes the music sounds more fun and immersive.

When the rest of the world gets too distracting, it’s tempting to pop in your earbuds, crank up your favourite tunes, and close yourself off to focus better.

If you consistently blast your music too loudly, you can damage your hearing

But it’s not just your ears, Hearing loss in older adults is linked to brain problems such as Alzheimer’s( A progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions), and loss of brain tissue.

So, protect your hearing by adjusting the volume of your headphones

  1. SLEEPING POORLY UPSETS YOUR BRAIN

Insufficient sleep is a huge problem for many busy professionals.

Sleep deprivation can have serious short-term and long-term consequences, it can delay reaction times, glucose levels, mood, headache, impaired memory, and hormone imbalances.

Recent research shows that not getting enough sleep may actually shrink the brain.

Sleep is absolutely essential for your brain. When you deprive yours brain healthy sleep, how it process information, consolidates memories, make connections, and clear out toxins suffer.

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