Developing your brain power guides? Another study on the connection between lifestyle and dementia risk published in December 2013 in PLoS One, found that people who participate in multiple healthy behaviors significantly reduce their risk for dementia. For 30 years, the study tracked five healthy lifestyle behaviors — nonsmoking, optimal body mass index (BMI), high fruit and vegetable intake, regular physical activity, and low to moderate alcohol consumption — in 2,235 men and found that those who followed four or all five of the behaviors were about 60 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or dementia.
Build a good support system with the people around you. Whether it’s your family, friends, or something else, find a group of people who are willing to support you in any circumstances. This increases flexibility and helps to provide perspective in the midst of stress and discomfort. Using cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs damages your mental and physical health. Decreasing mental and physical stability produces “false” emotions. Find someone who is eager to listen to you, who you can talk to openly and freely. This can help you in relieving stress and anger and can heal you mentally, which ultimately has an impact on your physical health.
If you have trouble falling asleep, make sure your bedroom is quiet and dark, learn some deep relaxation techniques, and avoid alcohol and caffeine after 7 p.m. Scientists believe that our brains consolidate learning and memories during sleep. Studies have shown that people who don’t sleep enough have more trouble learning new information, while sleeping well after learning something new helps the brain effectively put that information into long-term memory.
If you are a leader, these findings are worth your attention. Your memory is perhaps one of the most valuable assets you can build, and not for the reason you may think. While it is vital to establish yourself as reliable and trustworthy, memory is even more important for creating and maintaining the foundation of any successful business: relationships — with team members, customers, and clients. Forgetfulness is the erosion that eats away at those ties. Whether it’s calling someone by the wrong name, mistaking their title, or overlooking a meeting invite, forgetting small details can cause major rifts. In fact, feeling forgotten has been proven to do major interpersonal damage. Read extra info on neuroscientia.com.
Sustained Attention is the basic ability to look at, listen to and think about classroom tasks over a period of time. All teaching and learning depends on it. Without attention, new learning simply does not happen, and issues of understanding and memory are of no relevance. Response Inhibition is the ability to inhibit one’s own response to distractions. Imagine two children paying close attention to a lesson, when there is a sudden noise in the hallway.The child who maintains attention has better response inhibition.