How Does the Brain Affect Our Lives? (Part 15)

A Book Review: Younger Brains, Sharper Brains by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.

by Maggie Dail, M.A., Learning Specialist

Step Two: Smart Life Style Changes

While we may have heard about some of these life style changes, small changes can help.

  • Sleep a minimum of 7 consecutive hours, in a dark room reserved for sleeping
  • Finish eating at least 3 hours before bedtime; drink much during the day, but limit fluids especially caffeinated later in the day
  • Massages – many lengths – 15-90 minutes; many types: aromatherapy, deep-tissue, hot stone, sports, Swedish, trigger point
  • Quiet meditation- including prayer
  • Breathe deeply
  • Music – to improve mood and memory
  • Technology stimulates the brain – Lumosity, Posit Science, Brain Age and Big Brain, Merriam Webster (reviewer’s note: We using Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant Plus as well as Hearbuilder with our clients)
  • Texting is better on cell phones due to the radiation emissions
  • Manage Stress with heart monitor
  • Cranial Electrical Stimulation to treat mood and memory
  • Chelation – detox method

Not all of these are for everyone, but some are for most.

Next time we will cover Step Three: Diet and Nutrition for a Younger, Smarter You

 

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