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10 Dangerous Brain-Damaging Habits to Stop Immediately

Written By Admin on Sunday, November 13, 2016 | 6:35:00 AM

Your brain is obviously a very important part of your being. It is one of the largest organs in your body and is the main control center for every function that happens in your day-to-day life. It carries a heck of a lot of information around and has an endless list of responsibilities!

The brain is also surprisingly delicate. In recent years, the World Health Organization released what they consider to be the top 10 brain-damaging habits that are common among people today.
I’ve listed them below so take a look and ask yourself… Am I guilty of doing any of these things on a regularly basis?

1. Boredom

Neuroplasticity is brain`s ability to think differently, keep memories, and make new connections.   Lack of intellectual stimulation leads to a decline in brain`s effectiveness, just like with any other organ.

2. No Breakfast

Given that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, going through the day without it causes the metabolism to slow down and the brain to shut down some of its functions.
According to a Japanese study, people who tend to skip breakfast on a regular basis are at 36% higher risk of suffering a brain hemorrhage.  On the other hands, brain`s function is significantly improved if properly nourished every morning.
“Without glucose our brain simply doesn’t operate as well. People have difficulty understanding new information, [they have a] problem with visual and spatial understanding, and they don’t remember things as well,” a professor of pediatrics at Duke University.

3. Cell phones

This is one of those controversial subjects for which you can find studies landing on both sides of the issue, depending on the particular bias of the research.
Electromagnetic fields exude radiation and we know that exposure to radiation in close proximity and for extended periods is detrimental to human health. At the very least, sleeping with your cell phone next to your bed is distracting and can disrupt sleep.
A Swedish study found that the radiation from a cell phone can also cause headaches and confusion. Another recent study established a definite link between cell phone radiation and cancers, including brain tumors.
Use a headset and limit cell phone use, turning it off and putting it as far away from you as possible as often as possible.

4. Working Your Brain During Illness

Living in a world where everyone lacks time and we constantly rush, numerous people would rather continue working than rest while sick.
However, sickness is the body’s sign that we need to slow down a bit, and that the brain desperately needs a break. Therefore, pushing through sickness may reduce the brain efficacy and cause damage.

5. Over-Eating

Over-eating causes excess weight, and often obesity as well.  We often eat foods which are poor in nutrients, which causes us to over-eat and feel hungry all the time.  Nutrient-poor foods diminish brain performance and may led to brain-related conditions like dementia and low brain volume.

6. Reticence

Oral communication is different than written one at various levels, including that they use different part of the brain.  Given that people are social animals and are supposed to communicate,  the fact that lack of oral communication and social interaction can cause anxiety and depression doesn’t come as surprise.

7. Sleep Deprivation

Not enough emphasis can be put on the value of regular, good quality, adequate amounts of sleep. Your brain is as active while sleeping as while awake.
Two of the critical activities that take place while you sleep are the long-term storage of memories and daily housekeeping, eliminating toxins.
Without enough sleep, your memory suffers and you run a much greater risk of neurodegenerative disease due to plaque accumulation.

8. Smoking

This is one of the most detrimental habits, and despite all other side effects, it also leads to “multiple brain shrinkage”, as well as dementia-related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

9. High Sugar Consumption

If you’ve been hanging around FitLife for any amount of time then you know all about the dangers of sugar and how it is hidden in nearly EVERYTHING we eat these days. Ditching the sugar habit will bring you more health benefits than most people realize. If you’re not convinced yet, turns out that high sugar consumption has been shown to disrupt the body’s ability to absorb proteins and nutrients, which causes malnutrition and issues with brain development. We may be starving ourselves and not even know it!

10. Air Pollution 

As you cannot walk around with a face mask over during the entire day, you cannot help yourself with this issue much. The proper function of the brain requires extremely high oxygen amounts, so the constant inhalation of polluted air reduces the supply of oxygen, affecting the efficacy of the brain.