The do as I say and not as I do edition.
First? the do as I say (and as I do):
This week’s tip is about your head (and no, not the stuff which grows out of it. we’ve previously established that Im all kinds of jealous of this blogger’s hair).
Staying mentally fit so that we (they royal) can think more clearly in stressful situations and remember things better in general (MizFit is all about the brain fitness for this reason).
In the long term a fit brain is thought to help prevent illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimers.
Thankfully it’s as easy as the acronym B.R.A.I.N to keep your head young even though your bod (*sigh*) may be aging (well, easy now that Ive created said acronym. my brain hurt whilst attempting to generate):
Be positive. Start by practicing turning your negative thoughts (“I hate the morning traffic”) into positive ones (“I love listening to music during my commute”) until that becomes your default mindset.
Remain active. Now when you’re tempted to skip a workout remind yourself it’s not just about looking good today but cruising cognitively sharp into your twilight years.
Add in new experiences and don’t become complacent. Try a new hobby! Drive a DIFFERENT way home from work! Learn a second or third language! Stuck for exercise ideas? This blogger is ALWAYS filled with fab suggestions.
Interact. In the era of the internet we aren’t the social creatures we used to be. Studies have shown that married people and people with a network of friends live longer. This social network is exercise for your brain, too.
Nutrition. Most important is to eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These are viewed as essential fatty acids yet, ironically, ones which cannot be manufactured by our body. Cold water fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, and sardines are a few examples) and flax seeds are two easy ways to add this good fat into your diet. Avocados are also good brain food. This fruit, packed with healthy fat, actually helps to stimulate flow of blood to the brain.
Obviously this is the short version of a topic about which I could yammer forever.
MizFits? Any other crucial brain-tips Ive failed to include?
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The not as I (tat)do portion of our post?