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4 SIMPLE WAYS TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN POWER

Tools for Optimal Brain Health

Close-up of feminine and masculine arms and crossed legs during meditation
Close-up of feminine and masculine arms and crossed legs during meditation

Here are 4 simple ways that will help clear your brain fog in 2019 to ensure your year is the best, and most productive, it can be.

Some of the easiest ways to enhance brain function can be found in simple lifestyle changes. Making lifestyle changes are a great way to improve overall health but the following methods are especially beneficial to the brain.

1. Get more sleep

Sleep is an amazing tool that is too frequently neglected. If you can add more sleep into your daily routine you will find a marked improvement in your overall ability to concentrate, make decisions, and manage stress.

2. Reduce stress

A simple way to eliminate stress is to start by recognizing and addressing it. It’s easy to say “work, kids, and life stress me out” but if you take a second to identify these stresses individually you will find that they are easier to manage. When the stress creeps up try breathing. Breathing exercises can instantly extinguish your stress fuses.

3. Exercise – it’s not what you think

Like lifestyle change, exercise is key to overall health but the amount of exercise needed to give you clarity is fairly small. Brain benefiting exercise can be as simple as walking for a few minutes or taking the stairs. Try setting a timer for ten minutes while working on an intense work project. If you take time to stand, stretch, and move when the timer goes off you could find that your mental clarity improves when you resume.

4. Diet makes a difference

Help your brain with what you eat. If you eat processed, high in sugar, or fast food you are adding obstacles for brain function.

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