Avoid These 5 Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Brain

  
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Avoid These 5 Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Brain
Learn about the small Microsteps that can positively impact your noggin.

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The human brain has unparalleled capacity to process and analyze information. It is the control center for all your productivity and actions. People often take for granted the benefits and quality of life enabled by a healthy brain. Improving your brain’s health now, and as you age, can be as simple as adjusting some habits that may hurt your brain. Read on to learn about five habits you might wish to change to help your brain.

Poor Sleep

Sleep is critical to our well being and especially important for the health of our brain. While we sleep, our brain repairs itself. Lack of quality sleep inhibits this process, leaving the brain susceptible to damage over time. Americans are now sleeping less than ever. According to a poll conducted by the CDC, more than a third of people report sleeping less than 7 hours per night. Most people need between 7 and 8.5 hours of sleep per day for optimum overall health. Many of us can relate to having reduced cognitive function due to a poor night’s sleep. Unfortunately, the effects of poor sleep extend beyond poor focus and a short temper. Recent studies have shown that  poor sleep also causes degeneration and loss of brain cells .

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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the effects of poor sleep extend beyond poor focus and a short temper. Recent studies have shown that   poor sleep also causes degeneration and loss of brain cells  . (  cont'd in seeded article  )

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

Overindulging

Eating habits considered good for your body are also good for your brain. Too much salt, sugar, alcohol or food in general will compromise the health of your brain.  Evidence from a 2012 study  indicated people who were overweight had a 22% reduction in cognitive function compared to slimmer peers over a 10-year time.

 
 
 
sixpick
3  sixpick    4 weeks ago

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Krishna
4  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

Salt. High salt consumption is a contributing factor for high blood pressure. High blood pressure leads to an increased risk of stroke and causes repeated small traumas to your brain resulting in minor cognitive deficits.

High Blood Pressure can be dangerous. However there is significant sciencetific research that shows an interesting aspect of high Salt intake: apparently it really does raise blood pressure in some people-- but it doesn't in others!

(Probably not good to pour lots of salt on everything for anyone-- but for some folks a relatively high Salt intake causes no problems-- while it does in others)  

 
 
 
Kathleen
4.1  Kathleen  replied to  Krishna @4    4 weeks ago

If you don’t put enough salt on things they taste flat.  That’s my downfall.  I know it’s bad for you. I think all the things that we really like are bad for you.  So I live it up! : )

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
5  al Jizzerror    4 weeks ago

800

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  al Jizzerror @5    4 weeks ago

There are some politicians that have different opinions than I do--mthat's to be expected. But in Trump's case its different-- he is opbviously mentally ill. This represents a very real danger to the country and the world.

 
 
 
Krishna
5.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @5.1    4 weeks ago

Bone-Spur-challenged Trump is a true Chickenhawk and a real neo-Con . As things heat up in The Persian Gulf he's moving large numbers of U.S. troops in-- this willlikely lead to an escalation and the deaths of many American kids :-(

Chickenhawk (definition): Chickenhawk  is a  political term  used in the United States to describe a person who strongly supports war or other military action (i.e., a  war hawk ), yet who actively avoids or avoided military service when of age.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
5.1.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  Krishna @5.1.1    4 weeks ago
Bone-Spur-challenged Trump is a true Chickenhawk and a real neo-Con

800

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
7  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    4 weeks ago

No salt?  Oh hell to the no!  I've been known to salt my salt.

No sugar?  Just the thought is giving me a heritage-related attack of the vapors.

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I'm a firm believer that the trauma induced by merely considering abstinence of these particular condiments is far more damaging to one's health.

 

 
 
 
dave-2693993
7.1  dave-2693993  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7    4 weeks ago

Next this you know, somebody is going to say "too much beer is bad for you".

Side note, recently heard good dill pickles are supposed to be good for the brain. Drink a beer, eat a pickle...

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
7.1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  dave-2693993 @7.1    4 weeks ago
Side note, recently heard good dill pickles are supposed to be good for the brain. Drink a beer, eat a pickle...

Trotting to the fridge and typing this reply simultaneously (for further study, of course...)

 
 
 
Krishna
7.1.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  dave-2693993 @7.1    4 weeks ago
Side note, recently heard good dill pickles are supposed to be good for the brain. Drink a beer, eat a pickle...

Pickles have a fair amount of Salt-- which is no problem for some people but not great for others.

BTW the reason some of these things have fairly recently been hyped as good for you is that they are fermented-- one of the more recent discoveries is that fermented food is great for your "Biome" .

(Scientists must constantly invent new terms like "Biome" so they get big Grant$ for Re$earch)

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
7.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  dave-2693993 @7.1    4 weeks ago
Next this you know, somebody is going to say "too much beer is bad for you".

Blasphemy!

 
 
 
Krishna
7.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7    4 weeks ago
I'm a firm believer that the trauma induced by merely considering abstinence of these particular condiments is far more damaging to one's health.

You might be right! jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

But please don't tell anyone-- that must be kept secret!

(P.S: Some might add a stiff drink to that list-- but again, it must not be mentioned except on an occasional internet post...)

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
7.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7    4 weeks ago

You salt your salt while I butter my butter

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
7.3.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.3    4 weeks ago

Salted butter is fab, and buttered salt is fab.  I'm conducting a taste test with buttered butter later this afternoon, and also later this evening.  All avenues indicate that I'll be jumping into a vat of buttered butter as often as possible.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
7.3.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7.3.1    4 weeks ago

I think we are sisters of other mothers.

pssstttt....I like to put butter on my deep fried foods.....

 
 
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