9 ways to give your brain love. The natural way. Our brains are incredibly important for our longevity and for living well.

As it is stated in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the brain is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior. The brain is the source of all the qualities that define our humanity.

The 3 pillars at Living Well Co. are:

  1. Mind
  2. Body
  3. Self-Mastery

When we can master our mind, we master ourselves, and therefore, we master our lives.

What better way to live than being the one in control of your life?

In order to keep our brains sharp, for as long as we can, we have to give it some love.

Over 20 years of research done all over the world on the healthiest people in the planet, shows that there are a couple of ways to stay cognitively healthy. By healthiest, I mean, they live the longest. While maintaining incredible health conditions.

These people live in the blue zones.

9 ways to give your brain love

  1. Move your body. People that live in the blue zones are constantly walking, gardening, or doing house work. They do not live a sedentary life. They make it a point to move naturally every single day. Research also shows how exercise can alter and influence our brain.
  2. Have a purpose. A reason to wake up everyday. This will keep you mentally engaged, reduces stress, and increase psychological well-being. According to research, it will add on 7 years to your life.
  3. Eat dinner early. Your brain needs to do a lot of reprocessing at night instead of digesting a meal. The rule is to put your fork down when the sun goes down.
  4. Snack on nuts. Nuts are associated with a better mood, better memory, enhanced learning and attention capabilities. Especially walnuts.
  5. Connection. Choosing family first. Time invested in children. Choosing the right life partner. Spending quality time with loved ones. This has shown to add 3 years of life expectancy.
  6. Releasing stress. It can look like a self-awareness check-in, prayer, or even a nap. Stress can cause an imbalance in our mood, anxiety, decision making and even increase the risk of depression.
  7. A balanced diet. People that live in the blue zone will eat a mostly plant-based diet. Eating meat, mostly pork, is only eaten 5 times per month. Research shows that certain nutrients influence cognition, protect the brain from damage and counteract the effects of aging.
  8. Limit alcohol. Excessive alcohol consumption is linked to brain damage and dementia.
  9. Eliminate tobacco completely. Tobacco is also linked to a greater increase of dementia.

Are you ready to start living your life differently? In having an individualized approach to your health problems so that you can start actually feeling good? Surviving through your symptoms and not having answers, is not the way to live. There is another way out.

That other way out is through a health coach. Someone who is trained on human behavior, motivation and health. Someone who is trained to help you excel, with YOU in the driver’s seat of your life.

Health coaching has strong evidence backing its effectiveness for improving health and well-being.

If you are so ready to make changes in your health because you do not want to go to another doctor, or make another hospital trip – then let’s get you scheduled. This is your sign that you are worth it.

My offerings:

To feeling good and living well,

Alejandra at Living Well Co.

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