By Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Thoughts – thinking about good things can change your mindset and give you a healthy
brain. Thinking of bad things will stress and cause your brain to be damaged. Go ANT
(Automatic Negative Thoughts) hunting.
Food – blueberries, Fish, supplements, vitamin C, avocados, salads, fish oil, nuts, fruit,
etc. omega 3 and supplements. Not cokes, fast food and greasy or sugared stuff.
Sex – Two times a week can greatly help a person and make a greater brain. Sex is like
30 minutes of jogging or exercise. Married people are happier and have more sex than
single people according to studies.
Music – music can sue the people and helps you, the right kind of music. Some kind of
music can frustrate and not help the brain. A study was made on new born babies
listening to calm and soothing music, they grew better and their bodies and brains were
Laughter – kids laugh 200 times a day and adults 12 times a day. If we will laugh more, it
will help her brain. Watch comedians or find things that will make you laugh.
Activities – new, different or challenging activities can help stretch or maintain a good
brain. A brain is like a muscle, do not use it and you will lose it. Trying new things like
using your left hand and said your right hand, etc., will give you a healthy, great brain.
Reading books, learning a new talent, getting a new hobby, trying a new activity, etc.,
will stretch and strengthen your brain. Learn something new everyday. TV, video games
and other things will not stretch your brain or make you use it.
Sleep – not a ridiculous amount but trying to live on 4 hours of sleep a day will damage
Exercise – a little walking or moving around. We sit too much and go through a normal
day with very little if any getting up and moving around.