8 Everyday Brain Damaging Habits
When we talk about our brain needs to be said that it is the most important part of your body, taking into account that is the center of all thought processes. Our brain has the complete control over everything we perform and every part of our body consults it before something is done. Without a doubt our brain is a commander of the entire nervous system, our memories are storing in it and by the way, it helps us to coordinate our actions and reactions. On the other hand, even that we are conscious of all these facts, we are not that much good at taking good care of our brain. Down there you can read about some brain damaging habits that we should avoid to keep our brain healthy.
Skipping Breakfast. Do you pay attention to the breakfast? It’s really important you know, many people agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When you wake up in the morning (after several hours of not eating) you need to restock the body with a much-needed amount of nutrients. Skipping the breakfast is not a good thing because it can weaken your brain cells. Amongst the side effects of not having a healthy, heavy breakfast is drowsiness as well as laziness.
Overeating. Overeating or eating in excess is the most common mistake that is done by all of us. Anyway did you know that despite from making you gain excessive weight, this bad habit influences on your arteries (hardens your arteries) and that can be very hurtful to your brain?
Too Much Sugar. Too much is too much no matter what you consume, but especially sugar. Intake of much sugar can make some difficulties to your body about absorption of proteins and other much-needed nutrients. This means that your body is unable to receive the amount of food it requires to function properly. Therefore, those who think that they eat too much due to their high sugar intake, actually starving themselves.
Smoking. Even those people who are smokers know that this habit is really harmful. It destroys our brain cells and would make our memory shorter and weaker. Alzheimer’s disease can also be caused by this habit.
Air Pollution. Yes alright, this is not exactly a habit but yet that doesn’t make it any less hurtful when it comes to the human brain. it is known fact that the brain requires a huge amount of oxygen in order to work properly and air pollution keeps it from taking the needed amount of oxygen. With less than required amount of oxygen, your brain doesn’t work at full capacity.
Talking Rarely. Doing intellectual conversations will allow your brain to stretch as well as grow. This makes your brain more open to absorbing new information, ideas and so on. Lack of stimulating thoughts or not talking much can eventually make your brain accustomed to not thinking much, which is not a good thing. Sometimes this can lead to shrinking of the brain!
Sleeping with Your Head Covered. We mention above that our brain needs oxygen when we’re awake, but you also need to know that our brain requires oxygen while we sleep. Sleeping with anything that can block your way of getting oxygen (maybe a pillow or a blanket) can be very dangerous for all of us. This also raises the amount of carbon dioxide we breathe in, which can be additionally concerning.
Working During an Illness. Working during an illness can be truly damaging since we require rest to charge-up ourselves before we can be able to continue with our super-busy everyday lives. It is very important to get sufficient amount of rest to stay healthy and energetic.
For the end here is an interesting fact for our brain – while we sleep our brain is still active, and when we dream our brain is as active as it is when we are awake. (1)