You need a healthy brain for you to function and live your life well. Everyone needs to be mentally healthy and sharp, and having a good memory is a must. You can do a lot to boost your brain power, no matter what your age is. Here are some tips you can follow:

  1.    Brain workout

Along with age, your brain has been developing continuously every time you use it — remembering and processing information, problem-solving, and executing tasks. As these are all the usual things done with the help of your brain daily, it's important to keep introducing new tasks, and activities to strengthen your brain and memory: think puzzles, books, etc -- aka, a 'workout' for your brain, more on this here

  1.    Yoga + Meditation

Meditation offers a lot of health benefits. It helps in improving your concentration as well as your mental wellness, as a whole. When you try this one, there are lots of methods you can choose from and you can also hire yoga instructors. Even just a five-minute yoga or meditation session would do; you can try having one upon waking up or before going to sleep. That way, you can start or end your day feeling light and positive.

  1.    Brain-boosting foods

Your brain also needs fuel aka foods. Just like how you eat foods that are good for your body, all of those would also benefit your brain. Fruits, veggies, healthy fats, grains, and proteins are just some of the mind foods we know, and all of them can help in improving your memory! You can also dig into foods rich in omega-3s, go for Natural Nootropics, such as Luli's blend: Mind Food, drink green teas [hi, matcha!] high quality red wine, and limit your sugar intake! 

  1.     Indulge in Dark Chocolates

It is a known fact that dark chocolates can do well for your body and brain. Its properties will be working together and enhance your mental alertness and overall brain wellness. Aside from the health benefits, it’s also very rewarding for your sweet tooth!

  1.    Digital detox

In today’s digital age where social media has become a constant in everyone’s lives 24/7, it's no wonder that according to research, it has also been linked to symptoms of depression. So, whenever you can, switch off, and step away from your gadgets -- take a digital detox, and you might feel a whole lot better! 

  1.    Get Enough Sleep

It is true that as we age, we get so hung up on our tasks and daily life that we sometimes lack sleep. Not getting enough sleep is a no-no, as it affects both your physical and mental health. If you're suffering from insomnia or feel that sleep isn't really your thing, try meditating, drinking calming teas, or taking a hot bath or shower prior to sleep. More tips here

There’s still a long list of the things you can do to improve your mental health. You can pick up a few from the ones mentioned above and work well to make sure your brain stays in tip-top shape.

Author Bio –

Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential training in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur). 

Written by Guest Blogger — October 10, 2016

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