Our brain is truly amazing. Ever heard the term “use it or lose it”? This statement is scientifically proven to be true when it relates to the brain. It is estimated that the human brain produces over 70,000 thoughts on an average day.
As we age, our brains produce less of certain chemicals that help the brain function to its best ability. This “slowing down” of normal mental function is normal, but it also can be countered, improving your brain’s natural function and reducing memory loss.
You can improve your brain function with games, exercise, good food and socializing. Making the right choices for your lifestyle can directly influence your brain function today and in the future.
Physical Exercise – Studies prove people who exercise and live an active lifestyle have sharper brains then those who are inactive.
Mental Exercise – Fire up your brain and stimulate with games and puzzles.
Good Food – A diet rich in vegetables & fruits and low in fat may help to protect brain cells.
Laugh – Laughing stimulates both sides of the brain to enhance learning and eases muscle tension.
Socialize – Studies have shown that staying socially active with friends can improve brain function and reduce dementia.
If you or someone you know is having problems with comprehending and/or expressing thoughts, talk to your doctor about speech therapy. Speech therapy evaluates and treats neurological and physical disorders and conditions relating to the voice and of spoken and written communication.