In this day and age when mobiles have started ruling, our minds have become dependent on them from alarm clock, giving us alerts (meetings, etc.), to playing games which may probably never stimulate your brain.
If this goes on for long, probably we may never need an Artificial Intelligence robot, we shall soon turn into one if we do not have a healthy mind.
So how can you keep your mind healthy?
Research says that people with healthy minds live a richer and more fulfilling life. A healthy mind is also a sharp mind which keeps you ahead of others in several fields. Following are some of the tips to help you keep a healthy mind.
When was the last time that you played Scrabble or Crossword or maybe Chess? Did you know that playing these games is a great way to stimulate your mind? Keeping you busy and motivates you to keep doing better as you keep solving these games.
Apart from playing these board games you can also opt for reading, watching thought-provoking movies or play a mind-boggling video game. Not all video games are useless; there are some which are said to help fight Alzheimer’s.
Learn New Things
This is one of the greatest things to do if you want to have a healthy mind. Start by learning new things like music, language, it could also be doodling or you can change your career as well to challenge how far you can go. If your current job is giving you stress, it is always better to find something that makes you happy.
Food does make a man healthy physically as well as mentally. That’s why the saying, you are what you eat. Try to include this in your daily meal to have a healthy mind and to lower those stress levels.
Antioxidants help in improving focus, problem solving and memory.
To have a healthy mind, include fish like salmon in your meals but avoid fish which are heavy in mercury.
Eating avocado does not only help you to reduce and keep your weight in check it also helps in increased blood flow since they have mono-saturated fats.
Fruits and veggies:
Well, goes without saying anything since the importance of this has been emphasized by almost everybody.
By consuming food with olive oil, studies have shown that it is known to break up clots in capillaries and helps in blood flow.
Onions acts as an antioxidant which helps to block damage to the blood-brain barrier.
Eating the most important meal of the day helps in keeping your brain healthy and active.
Apart from these, you can always have omega-3 which helps keeping Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and depression at bay.
Have Vitamin B complex will provide you with enough daily requirements of thiamine, riboflavin, biotin which helps in metabolizing foods and slows down the aging process.
One of the biggest enemies of the mind is being stressed out. If you want to have a healthy mind, avoid stressing yourself of over unnecessary matters.
Try to do this to calm yourself.
- Meditation: Improves focus and relaxes your brain
- Salt Water Bath: Research has shown that bathing in Epsom salt especially helps keep stress at bay.
- Think positively: Instead of brooding over matters, try to stay positive no matter what to have a healthy mind.
- Smile: Smile and spread the cheer around.
Have a healthy mind to have a healthy body!