Clear the mind with exercise, meditation, better sleep and diet
Your habits and lifestyle choices may be to blame for your tiredness, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness and even your pain. Exercise, balanced diet, sleep and relaxation are essential for our physical and mental well being. It is so easy to not factor these essential elements into our lives as we become busier and lack a healthy work life balance. Technology has made us more connected with the outside world, leaving us less time for the things that our mind and body need to keep us healthy and happy.
Mike Dow in his book The Brain Fog Fix says “people are saying that they don´t function like they used to”. He refers to symptoms of tiredness, difficulty focusing and anxiety as a lifestyle disease. He says that “The brain is the hub of every decision we make. When the brain is not functioning optimally, everything else is affected.”
We should take steps to ensure that our brain is fit as well as our body.
Ways to promote brain fitness:
- Adequate sleep
- Positive thinking
- Practice control over unhelpful thought patterns
- Reading and memory exercises
- Relaxation and meditation
- Exercise every day to improve oxygen to your brain as well as relieve stress and improve mood
Mental health and physical health are intertwined. In his book Brain Fog, Dow encourages readers to make a connection between their day to day choices and how they think and feel.
knowledge … self-management … prevention