One Meal A Day with Others for Brain Health

I often am asked what one thing is most important for brain health promotion. I cannot answer this question because I do not believe there is such a thing. The human brain requires a comprehensive and integrated approach to health which is why I have developed my five part brain health lifestyle (see www.paulnussbaum.com).

I do believe that eating one meal a day with family members or even friends and those you may not know very well (be safe first) can be a major brain health activity. Sitting down to a meal helps you to slow down, you can listen to some music in the background, and tell stories over your meal. You can also use utensils that typically means you will eat healthier and eat less than when you eat with your fingers. These are several brain health boosts with one activity.

It is good to learn from Rasmussen Surveys that 65% of those surveyed by telephone eat with their family twice weekly. 38% eat a meal three times a week with their family and 27% report eating between two and three times weekly with their family. Only 22% do not eat with their family during the week.

I encourage everyone to carve out the special time necessary to sit down and eat a meal with your loved ones on a daily basis. Your brain and body will thank you.

6 thoughts on “One Meal A Day with Others for Brain Health

  1. Gary Dashney

    What a great idea! Eating with family seems like a lost tradition. I remember doing it most every night growing up. With respect to your brain, it’s been shown that socialization is good for the brain. Great post!

  2. Gary Dashney

    What a great idea! Seems like eating with family is a lost tradition. I remember eating diner with my family every night growing up. With respect to brain health, it has been shown that socialization is good for your brain. Great post!

  3. Deadra S Redshaw

    Very enlightening – always spread your message. Looking forward to an update. For too long now have I had the urge to begin my personal blog. Guess if I wait any longer I will never ever take action. I’ll be sure to add you to my Blogroll. Cheers!!

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