4 Ways To Improve Mental Performance

Brain health for better productivity and creativity can be achieved at any age so long as you learn these simple hacks

Improving your mental performance and brain health for better productivity can be done with simple lifestyle changes.

Here are 4 such changes that you can start today:

1. Breathing is to the brain what gas is to the car.

So no matter how fancy your car is you’ll never be able to drive it properly if you haven’t kept the fuel topped up. And without being aware of how you breathe and over time making sure you breathe properly the machinery of your brain and then your body break down.

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Essentially they don’t become effective or efficient machines rather they become stagnant and worn out.

2. By becoming physically active you’re re-programming your brain’s ability to perform better.

Although it sounds very simple the reality is as there is so much obesity in the world most of these cases of grossly overweight people can be altered by introducing a proper exercise program into a person’s daily routine.

And the exercise doesn’t have to be that tough to start with.

Because our brain loves exercise that will enliven it and balance its ability to perform consistently and harmoniously.

That’s why movements from Yoga, Thai Chi, and Qigong are very beneficial to your brain’s performance.

But too many people avoid these types of exercises because they feel they are too slow. Yet by giving in to these exercises and letting them control your movements, over time your body and brain will benefit immensely.

And if you don’t believe me then ask the millions of people from thousands of years who’ve had their lives benefited from them.

Aging people often feel as if they are not capable of performing at a high level anymore but that’s no longer an excuse. Because with more recent research it’s been proven that even an older person can create new neural activity in their brains.

3. One of the things that help to trigger their aging brain into more efficient performance is by learning a new language.

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And you don’t have to become fluent in the language either.

The very act of learning and then saying new words will build new neural pathways, develop cognitive understating, trigger the memory banks, and then motivate the cerebellum of the human brain to take physical action and speak the words out loud.

Because the cerebellum connects the action co-ordinated part of the brain with your body so it allows the body to receive regular new resonance from your brain and in so doing, your body must react to it.

And that is good for your nervous system.

Once you have decided that your brain power is unlimited and decided to look at things a little differently then you’ll realize that much more productivity and creativity are possible.

So with that in mind, you’ll need to re-fuel yourself properly. And that’s where proper nutrition comes in.

4. You must eat properly so your brain can have the chance to perform at its optimal level.

·Fatty Fish is said to have a great benefit to the brain as it is rich in omega

This protects the brain against decline over time and helps with memory building and mood regulation too.

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·Coffee is a drink that many people drink but not everyone understands what it does. In reality, it stimulates the central nervous system making it more able to function properly for a short time. By taking it in the morning it acts against adenosine which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Essentially then it blocks any feelings of being sleepy in the morning time.

·Blueberries are not a thing that most people realize is very beneficial to your brain but they are. And they have the highest antioxidants than any other fruits or vegetables. Anthocyanins are specifically responsible for the berries’ benefits as they are a flavorant that helps the body become protected against free radicals that can make it body open to disease and cancer.

·Turmeric is known to help reverse many neurological diseases and age-related problems too. And curcumin has a potency that is an antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals.

·Broccoli too is a wonderful food for the brain. The small green tree-like structures may mimic the look of the brain in some ways but they are also very powerful in how they helps it thrive. Because broccoli is rich in compounds called glucosinolates which help to lessen stress.

·Pumpkin Seeds are high in magnesium and fiber, as well as being good for the brain they are also good for the cardiovascular system. Nuts are high in vitamin E and great for oxidative stress caused by free radicals too.

·And chocolate too is good for your brain in small amounts though! Because although sugar is not good for your brain, dark chocolate has huge benefits. Flavanols are found in dark chocolates and have plant-based anti-inflammatory and antioxidants that may positively affect your brain.

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Dr. Conor Hogan Ph.D.

Dr. Conor Hogan Ph.D.

Forbes, INC. & Entrepreneur Magazines, CBS, & NBC Featured, Dr. Conor Is The World’s Leading High-Performance Neuro Socio-Psychologist & Co-Authored 4 Books

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