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via hivisasa : An average adult requires 7-9 hours of sleep each night. (Photo/Alzheimer’s reading room)
Have you ever noticed that some people are able to maintain their mental sharpness much better than others? Have you ever wondered why? Well, more than likely these people are doing a multitude of things that help enhance their brain health. Here are some of them:

Coffee

Good news! You might not have to completely give up your caffeine fix in the morning. Some research says that the amount of caffeine in one 8-ounce cup of coffee can improve mood, attention span and short-term memory. Just remember to use in moderation. In this case, too much of a good thing could be harmful.

Meditation

While it may take a little practice to get the hang of this ancient practice, meditating even for just 10 minutes a day can clear your mind of clutter and even better, stress. Stress takes a lot of brain power to maintain, so consciously relieving your mind helps to improve memory, attention span and decision making.

Dance

Studies suggest that dance does two things: the aerobics of dancing can enhance your brain power by improving your circulation. Better circulation means that your blood is actually better able to deliver much-needed nutrients to your brain as well as the rest of your body. But dance takes aerobic exercise to the next level by challenging your brain in areas like coordination and planning. This kind of brain exercise may just prevent cognitive decline.

Getting a good night’s sleep

An average adult requires 7-9 hours of sleep each night. The less you sleep, the more your cognitive abilities—including your memory—will suffer. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information and getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. It is important to keep a consistent sleeping routine to help in boosting brain memory.

Exercise

Physical exercise is a great way to boost brain power. Exercise increases the supply of oxygen to the brain which can reduce brain memory loss and other disorders. And for the benefits of exercise, it just not ends at brain memory boosting. With the lifestyle that we have, it is extremely necessary to include exercise into our routines. Indulge in aerobics, physical activities which require the motor skills and coordination of hands and eyes are good for the brain building.

 

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