Lack of movement is a strong reason behind many modern chronic health problems. Movement exercises the body and the brain. Exercise also helps reduce stress.
It is well established that sleep and other forms of rest are good for brain health. It also promotes good mood, memory, and healing.
Short naps during the day also seem to be beneficial as long as you are sleeping well at night. If you are having trouble sleeping you might find the cause here along with tips for improving your sleep experience. This should be obvious. We generally eat too much, not enough fiber, and too much sugar. The authors suggest you try to eat unprocessed foods, emphasize plants and healthy fats, shift some protein away from meats, reduce sugars, drink more water, get more fiber and probiotics, and drink alcohol in moderation.
Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom
There are good specifics on each of these issues along with tips to eat more mindfully. A Youthful Brain Cultivates Curiosity. Curiosity activates the reward centers deep within the brain. It is a whole brain exercise that integrates the knowledge circuits of the left brain with the pattern-seeking circuits of the right brain. It will keep you fresh and lead to a longer, healthier, and more fulfilling life. If you cultivate your own curiosity, the world will be a more beautiful place and boredom will fade. If you seek out novelty you will become a constant learner.
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A Youthful Brain Stays Flexible. If you respond more flexibly to change, life can become more enjoyable, rewarding, and fulfilling. One way to do this is to spend more time thinking about thinking metacognition.
The other keys contribute to your flexibility as will advice in this chapter. A Youthful Brain Is Optimistic. Our brains are hardwired to be optimistic and you can increase your optimism with practice. It evolved to keep us engaged when logic suggests we give up. It will certainly make you more resilient as you age. A Youthful Brain Is Empathic. Empathy arises from brain regions that regulate the quality of our relationships. You should practice empathy to help regulate your mind and behavior. This is how you influence the brains you interact with. Practicing empathy can make you more calm, content, and satisfied.
Parents need to promote this quality in their children. One focus here is active listening, which is an important leadership skill.
Staying sharp : 9 keys for a youthful brain through modern science and ageless wisdom
The brain needs connection to others. Forming strong bonds early has a lasting impact.
About our Presenters. Henry Emmons, MD, is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness, and compassion practices into his clinical work in Minneapolis with Partners in Resilience.
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