4 Tips for Mental Fitness – Part 1

As you try to keep your body fit, try not to leave out the most important body organ and take steps to keep your brain fit. Here are some tips to help you keep your brain fit:

mental fitness diet

1. Eat a diet that has a low glycemic index so that food gives sustained release of energy – with nutrients reaching the brain in a reliable and sustained manner, keeping up optimum brain performance.

2. Eating too many calories can make the brain sluggish, but equally too few calories are bad since they can mean confusion, memory loss and reduced productivity.

3. Take steps to prevent diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and so on. These diseases are connected to increased risk of mental decline, stroke risk and even mental diseases such as Alzheimer’s and so on.

4. Get enough rest. Burning the candle at both ends may mean getting a project completed in time, but this could mean premature burn out in more ways than one – inadequate rest is also connected to cognitive decline, and early memory loss. It has also been seen that getting enough rest helps to consolidate learning and memories, making this one more reason to get that beauty sleep.