The brain is known to control our food, breathing and sleep, the ability to think, fall in love, and debate. Unfortunately, there are some habits that may seem harmless, at first glance, but destroy it and prevent it from working fully, according to gerontologists.
The Russian media quoted geriatrics Dr. Vladimir Khavinson and Dr. Svetlana Trofimova as saying that most of our daily habits negatively affect the brain.
So what are those habits that affect the brain?
The two doctors suggest that sleeping eight hours a day is to prevent neurodegenerative diseases of the brain. And people who sleep less are at greater risk of accelerated aging and impaired brain function.
2 – water
A person should drink at least 1.5 liters of pure water. Because water makes up 80% of the brain. Water also helps to improve the functioning of cells. Drinking a glass of water half an hour before a meal is a good and beneficial habit. Drinking small amounts of water negatively affects health in general.
3- Have sugar tea with sweets
The high level of sugar in the blood suppresses the functions of the pancreas and can stimulate the development of diabetes, because under the influence of sugar, a large number of free radicals appear in the body that can damage the structure of the brain and transmit nerve impulses. According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, a person should not consume more than six teaspoons of sugar per day.
4 – Using headphones
Noise negatively affects the brain. Because loud sound damages the auditory receptors, which are connected to the brain, let alone focus the sound directly on the ears.
5- Anxiety and nervousness for trivial reasons
According to Dr. Vladimir Khavinson, the most important personality traits are indulgence and tolerance, because cortisol, which is called the stress hormone, destroys us.
6 – lack of movement
A sedentary lifestyle also damages the brain. Because when exercising, special substances are created in the muscles, which help in the synthesis of neurotrophic factors in the brain, which in turn contribute to the acceleration of the transmission of nerve impulses. The brain works better when we exercise.
7- Not eating breakfast
It is best to eat breakfast within 1.5 hours after waking up. For example, oatmeal porridge contains a high percentage of zinc and the amino acid tryptophan, which makes up melatonin.