Ever wondered what our brain needs and what it can benefit from? These are a few things that I do or people close to me do which has caused them (or is causing them) permanent brain damage. I am not implying that I have unintelligent friends - just that I know, now, the reason(s) why they act .. for act of better word .. 'brainless'
Eating Habit 1 - Eating a lot (Too much?)
Some say, oh yeah, mmmm chinese buffet for £5 - I am going to destroy them! EAT THEM ALL LADS! (Alec, I am not talking about you) Remember walking into a little place in China Town and walking out an hour late, barely able to move? Barely having room for a pint? The fact is, over eating causes the hardening of brain arteries that results in a decreasing mental power. That’s why you might notice that you simply cannot remember where O'Neals is when it is actually right across the road. Some are not able concentrate well on a puzzle after eating a lot of beef. True story.
Eating Habit 2 - Skipping Breakfast or No Breakfast at all.
Let us examine the other spectrum. Yesterday a friend of mine (Sabu Chacko) told me that he normally skips breakfast and eats something at 11AM instead. A common observation among people who don't take breakfast is that they exhibit lower blood sugar level. Now, you don't have to be a Heather Lewis to know that it is quite bad. A friend of mine who claims to know a few things (No Claire, I am not talking about you) said that it might lead to insufficient nutrients reaching the brain causing brain degeneration. (say whaat?)
Eating Habit 3 - High sugar consumption (yep,I'm guilt-tripping you on that chocolate bar you are holding)
I've heard this line so much "Yeah boii, mama needs her sugar".
Don't young women (or rather women in late twenties/early thirties know that too much of anything is unhealthy? Having a high sugar count interrupts the absorption of proteins and nutrients ------ and what that means --> malnutrition. This apparently interferes with brain development. The Doctor in my Golders Green GP said that it is not advisable, particularly for children to indulge in sweets. I am not a child (anymore) so I thought it was OK - but apparently not. It is bad. -sadface-
Sleep Habit 1 - Lack of sleep or Sleep deprivation
I love to sleep. I think Isabell told me that if she had a chance she would sleep all day. So, I really don't understand why some people can't wait. If it is caused by anxiety/stress/tension, figure out a way to forget it before you sleep. For brain-resting, sleep is extremely essential. It allows our brain to rest from all the "hard work" (Amanda Hunter does not know what I mean) done in all day. Long term deprivation from sleep accelerates the death of brain cells - so, yes, sleep my darlings.
Sleep Habit 2 - Head covered while sleeping
Now, why would you do that? You are grown up to know that there are no monsters under the bed!
Sleeping with your head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide inside the blanket and yes, you guessed it right - it does decrease the concentration of oxygen which ends up in brain damaging effects. I wonder if this is what has caused Tal Etzyon brain damage in Tel Aviv.
Things you can't do anything about 1 - Air pollution
Simple --> The less, the concentration of oxygen in the air around you is - the less the provision for oxygen that brain gets (and needs) ------ brings about a decrease in brain potency.
Things you can't do anything about 2 - Working your brain when you are sick
Remember when you did that? Or HAD to do that to turn in an assignment or to meet that deadline. You are not only tiring yourself but also killing a bit of your brain in the process. OK -- you don't destroy the brain, but a few cells die (not as much as a cigarette or beer but yeah dudes -- it hard work kills. Please remember that every time you are working hard or studying while being sick ends up being less effective at work and also experience lower brain effctiveness and conjointly brings brain damage.
Things you can't do anything about 3 - Lacking in stimulating thoughts
What is the best way to train your brain and improve development?
b. Drinking beer
d. All the options are rubbish - I only have one option to choose now (well now, I have two).
As you can imagine, just thinking about the puzzle above has made your brain better. :)
Thank me later.
Bad Habit 1 - Smoking
Errm. Smoking is bad.
Bad Habit 2 - Not talking enough
Healthy intellectual conversations promote the potency of the brain (Thomas Whittam, not the non-sensical way you blab all day). Anyway, ladies, talk to nerds and geeks. :)
P.S: I am not promoting any other activity besides talking.