Science has been able to determine which are the ways in which a younger brain can remain. Know what these secrets are revealed and you will understand that many of them, perhaps you are already putting them into practice without knowing it.

Have you started to feel that you are no longer remembering things as before? Or perhaps you have noticed that you get lost or confused when you are doing a task, or do you no longer find solutions to problems as you did before? It is difficult for you to retain names, or the list of things you should buy daily, because there will be no shortage of people who will tell you that this is the product of the years and that it is natural to lose skills as you age, mental agility is a characteristic of young minds dynamics, but not necessarily associated with the years.

History is not always like that, how important is to maintain its functions to ensure that it will always respond as a younger brain.

Surely you must also have seen or heard that there are certain elderly people who have not suffered from these problems, scientists or writers and even housewives, who have never lost their mental abilities, and some others who have done so in a way. dramatic. Scientific studies have determined that this is due to the brain aging process, but why some and not others?

How to keep your brain younger

Scientists have discovered that the brain is a network of cells that communicate with each other to make body, emotional and mental functions flow, through electrical or chemical connections, these specialized cells have been called “neurons” and its ability to adapt is known as “plasticity.”

The brain is the processor of our organism, as long as this ” neural plasticity ” is maintained, the functions that it takes care of will continue intact , they do not regenerate when they die but they have the ability to replace one with the other, extend connections and find new paths, so its morphological change, a product of natural neuronal death, does not necessarily alter its functions.

Over the years, it is inevitable that some brain cells die, and perhaps if we could see it, we would notice that their size or color has decreased, but this does not mean that their functions change. Like other parts of your body that can function for a lifetime without being altered, even though its cells age, the brain can also stay young .

So there are science-based secrets for a younger brain, here are three of the most important.

Use your breath

How many times have you heard that for just a few minutes without breathing people lost parts of their brain functions, oxygen is necessary for the proper functioning of brain neurons , and therefore it is important to keep it oxygenated. Stop smoking, and establish responsible breathing habits, go to the natural parks, these are full of trees and therefore have high oxygen levels, run, jog and do exercises, feel how oxygen takes over your brain.

The reading

Reading is putting a whole world in mind, and it also stimulates active thinking. As long as your neurons are necessary and are in constant use, they will not die, and if you need them and you are dying, they will take care of lengthening and replacing themselves creating new paths for information to flow using their plasticity, there is no loss.

Do not stop keeping them active, read constantly, summarize if necessary, try to remember what has happened in your life and history and try to think of possible endings, think, read, do not leave your brain idle, imagine the landscapes and the scenes from a book is a very fun brain exercise.

Face challenges

Challenge your limits, always challenge yourself, think about writing or improving something at home , creating solutions for your daily problems, solve things, you can always find the strength to reach higher and higher levels in what you propose, stimulate your connections brain games, play more difficult games, crossword puzzles of greater difficulty or higher levels that stimulate growth and learning,  the brain never stops changing and it is never too late to acquire new skills .

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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