Brain health is crucial, and yet most of us are probably guilty of taking our brains for granted.
As soon as you stop to think about the thousands of incredible feats that our brains help us to achieve every hour of every day, you start to appreciate how brilliant our brains really are – and how we should try to take good care of them.
With that in mind, we’ve nailed down the four most genius, failsafe ways to give your brain some health-focused TLC!
1. Feed Your Brain
If you only eat junk food, or sugary, fat-laden or chemical-laced processed foods, then over time, some aspects of your health will likely be affected. Your brain is not …
Dr. Lori Shemek is BACK AGAIN to discuss the top 10 health benefits of drinking enough water.
Drinking water is key to living a healthier, happier and leaner life. Getting enough water each day has enormous health benefits that affect every area of our health and mental well-being. Adequate hydration is essential for your body to function at all, let alone optimally.
Just a few facts on drinking water:
We are almost 70% water, our blood is 90% water and a startling 90% of brain weight is water.
Water is essential for kidney function and other bodily functions.
Water is required for every single process in the human body.
Unfortunately, many people are not drinking enough water and are …
There are quite a few ways to ensure that you don’t become dehydrated – check out our top eight:
1. Dehydration occurs when your body has lost more water than it has consumed. To put things right – or rather to stop it from happening in the first place – make sure you drink enough water. That means around 7 to 9 8oz glasses of water, or around two liters, every day.
2. Know your body and be mindful of how you’re feeling. If you’re developing a headache, feeling grouchy or finding it hard to focus on a task, then …
The human body is made of water. It accounts for around two-thirds of our overall physiology. Every single cell needs it. Here’s another amazing fact: the human brain is around 75 – 78% water. So how does water affect your brain?
1. Nutrients and Oxygen
Your brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flow in order for it to function. Water is vital for the purpose of delivering essential elements and nutrients to your brain.
2. Dehydration and Cognitive Function
To put it plainly: when we don’t drink enough water, we cannot think clearly. Dehydration is bad news for your health. Among other things, it affects your skin, energy levels – and the brain.
It used to be cool to eschew sleep. ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ and ‘sleep is for losers’ were phrases that people actually once said to each other; probably while trying to emulate the rumored 4-hours-per-night sleep habits of Martha Stewart and that lazy so-and-so Tom Ford, who snoozes in his self-designed sheets for an indulgent three hours every night.
By and large, the sea of change has happened (probably while we were sleeping), and many of us now value sleep a lot more.
How We Learned to Love Sleeping
It’s no longer just that thing we do when we’re not being awake: our entire physiology depends on …
Now that the warmer weather is with us until the fall, gardening enthusiasts will be keen to keep their blooms and veggies well-watered to help them grow into healthy, strong plants. However – it’s also important for YOU to stay hydrated this summer.