Train your brain – it’s an amaz­ing or­gan

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY -

The brain is an amaz­ing or­gan. Whether you are an ex­ec­u­tive run­ning a busi­ness, a stu­dent fac­ing ex­ams, or a mum run­ning a busy house­hold, it is im­por­tant to have men­tal fo­cus and clar­ity, and the learn­ing cen­tre of your brain func­tion­ing at all times.

The brain is the cen­tre of your ner­vous sys­tem, con­trol­ling thoughts, move­ments, mem­o­ries and de­ci­sions.

Your brain is com­posed of about 100 bil­lion neu­rons that send and re­ceive in­for­ma­tion around the body.

Although it makes up just two per cent of your body’s weight, your brain uses around 20 per cent of the to­tal oxy­gen and blood in your body.

When you’re awake, your brain pro­duces enough elec­tric­ity to power a small light bulb.

About 70,000 thoughts are cre­ated by your brain each day, and new brain con­nec­tions are cre­ated ev­ery time you form a mem­ory. When you learn some­thing new, the struc­ture of your brain changes.

Board games and puz­zles are in­cred­i­bly good ex­er­cise for your mind.

They can also re­lieve stress and keep you men­tally bal­anced and so­cially con­nected. To en­hance think­ing and word skills, read­ing, writ­ing, talk­ing with peo­ple, learn­ing a new lan­guage or try­ing some­thing new can help to keep you on your toes and chal­lenge your brain. As al­ways, a healthy diet rich in pro­tein and omega 3 fatty acids, as well as a good ex­er­cise and sleep regime, keeps your brain healthy.

For ex­tra help, HealthZone Brain Zone sup­ports brain cells and the healthy trans­fer of in­for­ma­tion for sharp fo­cus, quick think­ing, and learn­ing abil­ity. A calm and clear­think­ing mind also as­sists in re­duc­ing cor­ti­sol lev­els, which are of­ten raised dur­ing men­tally stress­ing times and can lead to weight is­sues.

Brain Zone con­tains phos­phatidylser­ine, a nat­u­ral­ly­oc­cur­ring phos­pho­lipid nu­tri­ent. It plays a sup­port­ive role in nerve cen­tre func­tion, nerve trans­mit­ter re­lease, synap­tic ac­tiv­ity, and the con­duc­tion of elec­tri­cal cur­rent. As the brain ages, phos­phatidylser­ine lev­els de­cline, lead­ing to de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of cell mem­branes. Brain Zone sup­ports men­tal health in the el­derly, and may also be help­ful for chil­dren for men­tal clar­ity and fo­cus.

HealthZone Brain Zone sup­ports brain cells and the healthy trans­fer of in­for­ma­tion for sharp fo­cus, quick think­ing, and learn­ing abil­ity.

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