In this video, Dr Eric outlined the following ‘bad’ habits that might interfere with the proper functioning of the brain. Many of these habits may surprise you, especially the last one. To ensure that your brain is functioning properly, it is important to understand and avoid these habits.
Here are five out of the 11 items listed. Please go watch the video for the full list.
Bad habit number one: Chronic exposure to bad news. Do you ever hear any good news in the news? It is often filled with fear, doom, and gloom. This can quickly lower your emotional state and have a negative impact on your health. Research has shown that your state of being can affect the structure and physiology of your body, leading to the loss of neurons and brain atrophy. It is important to limit the amount of bad news you are exposed to.
Bad habit number two: Toxic personalities. Everyone has been in relationships that have had a negative impact on their emotional state. This can have a negative effect on your brain health. Make a list of all the people you are associated with and try to limit your exposure to people who are toxic. Surround yourself with positive people who bring positive energy into your life.
Bad habit number three: Not getting enough sleep. If you are not getting enough sleep, your brain will not be able to function properly. Sleep is important for your brain to regenerate and repair itself. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep a night.
Bad habit number four: Not exercising enough. Exercise is important for getting oxygen to your brain. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week.
Bad habit number five: Not eating enough healthy foods. Eating healthy foods is important for feeding your brain the nutrients it needs to function properly. Make sure you are eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins, and healthy fats.