Being truly the most amazing part of your body brain often comes up with creative ways to express your thoughts and emotions, coordinates movements from various life moments and daily activities. Despite taking those powers and advantages for granted from the brain, most of the people don’t start thinking about their brain health until they notice some cognitive changes and memory loss in their late age, says business Astrologer and Astro strategist Hirav Shah

As per professional doctors, there are many things you can do starting as young as childhood to keep your brain as healthy as possible throughout your lifetime.

Elaborating various aspects and steps to keep our brain active, Hirav Shah discusses a few things.

Healthy Heart

The most important strategy, she says, is to work with your doctor to stay on top of your cardiovascular health. To keep blood moving easily through your heart and blood vessels one should keep a check regarding high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, and diabetes because all these increases the risk for developing neurodegenerative diseases by impeding blood flow to the brain When artery walls get thick with plaque, a condition called atherosclerosis raises and stops to get enough blood to the brain and nurture its cells. This can also lead to an ischemic stroke which causes temporary or even permanent brain damage.

Sufficient quality sleep

A prominent way to keep your brain working is to shutdown it off for 7-9 hours a night. Sleep is the most important thing you can do to reset the brain, allow it to heal, and to restore mental health, opinions medicine specialists. New research shows that during sleep, the brain clears out toxins called beta-amyloids that can lead to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Well balanced diet

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, low in saturated fat, full of the nutrients found in leafy green vegetables, along with whole grains can help keep your brain healthy throughout life. One simple way, you should follow the Mediterranean diet which has fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, avocados and limiting red meat. One treat to consider adding to your diet: dark chocolate. New research has found that the flavanols in cocoa beans can help improve memory and cognitive function.

Being more social person

Instead of watching digital platforms or scrolling Facebook, spend as much time as you can with friends, says Hirav Shah. The reason behind it is when you’re socializing, the blood circulates to several different parts of your brain as you’re listening and formulating responses. Moreover, when you’re in a connection with friends, you’re less likely to get depressed. Depression can hamper how well your brain works. Experts say that if you’re depressed or anxious, the brain becomes so occupied with so many worries which may not allow you to give 100% to learning new things.

Try New Things

Constantly creating new connections between brain cells by building new skills throughout your life such as how to cook food, how to play an instrument, even learning the rules of new card games or travelling to an unfamiliar city helps to keep your brain healthy. Challenging your brain essentially creates a backup system. It’s more helpful to master real-world skills than to play online “cognitive enhancement” games to improve your brain skills.

Conclusion

As the brain is everything for a human body, one should take care of it by following a healthy lifestyle and keep on improvising the physical and mental skills. According to business astrologer and Astro strategist, leading a disciplined and balanced life from childhood itself helps for the healthy and effective brain function.