Brain health begins with your learning the basics of your brain and how environment influences the structure and function of your brain. It is important to understand that you have the ability to promote healthy development of your brain that can not only influence the health of your brain, but also affect aspects of your life in a positive way.
Consider the following examples of how a proactive brain health lifestyle that includes (1) physical activity, (2) mental stimulation, (3) nutrition, (4) socialization, and (5) spirituality can make a positive difference:
1. Increased communication skills with your partner and peers at work. We incur divorce and financial loss at work because of communication problems.
2. Control over the inner voice that sabotages nearly every diet plan. This is an issue of inhibition, discipline, and reward that results from thoughts and action.
3. Leadership through enhancement of empathy and accurate perception of the emotions of others. Presidents get elected with such skills and our best leaders likely have this skill.
4. Relationship building and limiting unnecessary tensions. This is a big one for family dynamics.
5. Achieving success in life by setting concrete goals and developing the mental path to meet these goals. Thoughts are electrical, chemical, and perhaps magnetic with influence over behavior and outcome.
6. Creation of a better sense of self.
7. Gaining control over inner tension, stress, and our psychophysiology that can alter our longevity and quality of life.
8. Slowing time and developing an appreciation for the here and now.
9. Understanding the enormous power and consequences of our words and messages to others, particularly children.
10. Promoting neuronal development through learning and exposure of our brains to the novel and complex such as Fit Brains www.fitbrains.com