Scientists have discovered various ways of improving our brain function, and potentially triggering neurogenesis.
Here are some of the things that you can do:
Staying active and engaging in exercise is very important when it comes to our health. And when it comes to increasing brain cells, aerobic exercise, in particular, was found to be very effective.
This means that exercises such as jogging, swimming, or even brisk walking can improve neurogenesis.
Researchers even found that sustained aerobic exercise worked much better compared to high-intensity exercises when it comes to increasing brain cells.
Older people in particular can greatly benefit from an active lifestyle. Not only can it help keep them strong, fit, and healthy, it also helps improve their brain function, and can mitigate the effects of cognitive decline.
Have a healthy diet
Aside from exercise, a healthy diet is also very important. A healthy diet means eating more fruits and vegetables and eating less meat, processed foods, oils, and sugar.
In addition, foods such as blueberries and dark chocolate, which are rich in flavonoids, can help increase brain cells. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, as well as fatty fish such as tuna and salmon can also improve neurogenesis.
By focusing on eating these types of foods, you can help kickstart your brain’s ability to regenerate.
Manage your conditions
Health problems such as hypertension, diabetes, and being obese or overweight can lead to problems that affect the brain.
If you have any of these conditions, it would be best to manage them well in order to prevent these problems from getting worse. This can be done by following the tips above, as well as following your doctor’s advice regarding your conditions.
Engage in “neurobics”
Neurobics refers to brain exercises that have been found to stimulate the brain and improve memory. Researchers found that playing 3D video games in particular have been effective when it comes to improving memory performance.