5 Habits That Are Damaging To Your Brain

July 16, 2021

5 Habits That Are Damaging To Your Brain

Your brain is one of the most important organs in your body that controls every part of your body. That is why it is of utmost importance to take good care of it. However, experts have noticed that many of us today live a lifestyle that negatively affects our brains, making us slower & less creative. Here are six damaging habits you can try eliminating.

 

Inactivity

Due to the pandemic, more people are at home - they work from home & eat mostly at home. Some people even work, play, eat, drink, & sleep all in the same room all day. However, sitting for long periods of time is directly related to many potential diseases, such as heart disease, obesity, dementia, and more. You may notice that when you sit down and work, you tend to hold your breath more as you type. This leads to lower oxygen intake and can result in poor focus & fatigue. A simple fix for this is to try to stand up more. If you can, work standing up. Need to make a long phone call with your friend, walk and talk. Make time every day to get up and move for 30 minutes! Adding these simple habits may significantly affect your life for the good!

 

Blasting Music

We all have times where we like to listen to some music while we do some mundane task or chore. However, listening to music on blast, especially with noise-canceling earphones can be damaging to your hearing. It can affect how you hear sounds normally which in turn can impair your ability to remember things quickly. Take breaks when you do want to listen to music. In this way you are giving your brain & ears some time to rest. If you must listen to music, lower the volume & be balanced.

 

Watching TV

Just like eating a burger and fries everyday is like junk food for your body, watching tv for long periods of time everyday can damage our brains. What you watch affects your mood and your actions after some time.We tend to imitate the same emotions and qualities of what we see on tv, so it is easy to see what kind of person someone is based on what they like to watch. Just as water can cause metal to slowly rust over time, spending too much time on a daily basis can slowly rot your brain and affect your conscious, mood, & behavior.

 

Multi-Tasking

Regardless if you agree or not, humans are not made to multitask. In fact, multitasking can cause us to waste more time than we save. It may also impair our ability to focus and be creative. In fact, multi-tasking is just a nice way of saying you're chronically distracted and won't be able to perform as well as others. Some research suggest that it can also affect the anterior cingulate cortex of the brain, which is the area that handles your empathy, cognitive & emotional control. So instead of trying to multi-task, write down a to-do list and focus on getting the more important tasks down first. Keep the list short, leaving only the most important tasks. When you know what takes priority, you are less likely to be pressured to multi-task and work more efficiently.

 

Sugar

Almost all the foods we buy contain some form of sugar. Why? Well because sweet taste is addictive and helps companies sell better. Too much sugar consumption can lead to stress, being mood, low concentration, and slower thinking ability. To make sure that you aren't taking too much sugar, keep a journal. Make sure to check the labels and

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