Take Care Of Your Brain!

african american nerdy guy with tape on his glasses(BlackDoctor.org) — Brain health is all the rage these days, and for good reason. The evolving research demonstrates quite clearly that our brains are more elastic than previously thought, and we can continue to build new neural connections and pathways throughout our lifetime.

Based on the newer science and research, brain fitness has indeed become an important aspect of health, and there are now myriad ways to take advantage of the plethora of information now available to consumers when it comes to caring for and nurturing this most crucial of organs.

Exercising the brain and keeping it in shape is now seen as important as exercising the muscles of the body. There are many ways to put your brain through its paces, and most of us probably are already engaged in activities that promote brain health without being conscious of that fact.

Brain Basics
The brain is an organ that grows through its interaction with the environment either through its powers of perception or through actions undertaken by the body. Novel stimuli and experiences cause the brain to forge new neural pathways, and it is the underlying mind-body connection that powers the growth and elasticity of brain tissue.

Trillions of connections in your brain can fire hundreds or thousands of times each second, and these nerve fibers and networks within your three-pound brain are the essential stuff behind most every action and process occurring within your body. Neurotransmitters and other important chemicals are the messengers within your neural networks. The brain is fed its energy by glucose from your dietary intake and oxygen taken in through the lungs.