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BRAIN EMPOWERMENT

You’ve probably heard the saying “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it”.  I have a new found appreciation for this saying since I started blogging. I know lots of people are blogging. I generally don’t do the things that lots of people do nevertheless, I must make an exception when it comes to blogging.

Blogging can be a chore or a pleasure. It all depends on your motivation. I made a commitment to myself earlier this year to blog regularly. Initially, I thought I would be able to commit to one post per week. That seemed to be doable because I’ve been collecting information/material for years . I was sure I had enough to keep me blogging for quite some time.

Since then, almost every morning I tell myself that today will be the day and the generous God of the Universe gives me a nod. Then I receive inspiration and focus for the blog. When it comes I’m usually in the bathroom without pen or paper. So I try to commit the focal points to memory until I can write them down. However, I’m one who commits things to memory when I write them  down.  So I forget some things until I hear or read something that triggers my memory.

As I get older, I am paying more attention to how my brain functions. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in every 8 baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s and 1 in every 6 will develop dementia. I want to do all that I can to keep my brain as healthy as possible and encourage you to do the same. You can join me in practicing strategies that will improve brain functioning. The ideal strategy for improving or preserving brain functioning is good nutrition. I’m often reminded of the old adage, “You are what you eat”.  Dietary supplements and a healthy lifestyle can help as well.

Since evidence has shown that the phytochemicals found in berries and nuts can help preserve cognitive function during aging, I have some berries and nuts every day. My favorites are strawberries, blueberries, almonds and walnuts. I take mine straight with no added sugars or salt. Limiting sugar and salt helps disease prevention.

Chronic conditions like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease increase our risk for cognitive impairment. Most chronic diseases are related to our lifestyle and the foods we choose to eat. Lifestyle changes can prevent, reverse or control these diseases. These same changes can preserve brain functioning.

With this realization we can do as much as we can for as long as we can. So I continue to refine my lifestyle. My refinement process is really simple and easy to follow.  It  looks like this: MORE water; exercise; sleep; nutritious food; patience; love and prayer. This process is leading me to MORE quality of life so that I can do MORE of the things I enjoy doing like blogging.

Right now I’m planning to blog again next week. I’m confident that if I follow my refinement process, I’ll be able to beat the brain fog and Blog, Blog, Blog!

 

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