My Favourite phrase of all Law School so far has to be “Your Brain is a Muscle Too!”, this means we need to treat it like a muscle, with Food, Nourishment and Relaxation, because if not we run the risk of doing ourselves harm.
Harvard Medical School recently released a list of 12 things we can all do to keep our Brains healthy.
I picked the main 4 to help you get started on your Healthy Brain Journey.
1 Mental Exercise and Stimulation; wether it be a Brain Trainer, a Sudoku Puzzle or Three levels in Candy Crush it allows the Brain to focus on something other than work.
2 Physical Exercise both helps your brain and your heart. It relieves stress, Oxygenates the Brain and reduces the risk of such diseases like High Cholesterol and Diabetes (Type 2).
3 Food, is the thing that will change when you enlist in Law School , say Good bye to home cooked dinner and Hello three minute Ramen. In order to have a healthy Brain it’s recommended that you stay away from consuming a lot of Trans-fatty acids and other foods that are high in cholesterol. Instead it is recommended that you try to eat Green Veggies, Fortified Grains and Fish.
4 Friends, everything is easier when you have someone to help you through it, and to avoid the help in a place like Law School is either; Very Brave or Very Stupid. The Harvard Medical Association also said that good friend and strong social ties are associated with lower blood pressure and longer life expectancies.
I hope you found this useful , and let me know in the comments down below how you think your Brain is doing compared to others.
Here’s the full link to the Article : http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/12-ways-to-keep-your-brain-young