Brain Tips

 

Make these simple BrainUpgrade exercise your daily routine:

Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day. 

Drinking water has been recognized as a health measure for centuries. But in the last few years medical doctors have been heard questioning the value of drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. They claim that there is no recognized benefit to that! Ha!

You should know that the leading cause of admissions to ER (emergency room) for elderly people is DEHYDRATION. Dehydration can lead to bladder and kidney infections and a host of other health problems. Plus, lack of water makes you tired! So maybe instead of coffee, you should be drinking more water.

Water is also important for healthy brain functions. It has been shown to increase absorption of oxygen into the bloodstream by as much as 100%. Water also assists in the process called myelination, which is protecting your brain pathways from destruction with the substance called myelin.

So don’t listen to naysayers – drink plenty of water for your health and for your brain.

PROTECT YOUR EARS!

Your ears are an amazing and sophisticated mechanism. The sound enters as a wave; it is transformed into mechanical energy by tiny machinery within your inner ear and then it’s transformed into electro-chemical energy in your auditory nerve. That nerve connects with your brain and translates all that energy back into sound.

An important part of that mechanism is the tiny hairs inside your ear canal that respond to the pressure of the sound wave. These hairs are very delicate and easily damaged. What damages them? Loud noises. So listening to your ipod and other devices, attending rock concerts without earplugs, being at or near loud construction sites… they all damage your delicate little ear hairs. The bad news: they don’t grow back.  

Do you find it annoying when people ask, “what did you say?” all the time? You probably don’t want to start doing it yourself in your twenties, thirties or forties. Because once your hearing is gone, it’s gone.

What can you do? LOWER THE VOLUME! If I can hear your music through your headphones, I can’t imagine what it’s doing to your hearing. Wear earplugs whenever you are in a noisy environment. You can still hear people talk, but it dampens the noise in the environment. This simple measure can save your hearing so you will not become a nuisance.

            

 

PROTECT YOUR EARS!

Your ears are an amazing and sophisticated mechanism. The sound enters as a wave; it is transformed into mechanical energy by tiny machinery within your inner ear and then it’s transformed into electro-chemical energy in your auditory nerve. That nerve connects with your brain and translates all that energy back into sound.

An important part of that mechanism is the tiny hairs inside your ear canal that respond to the pressure of the sound wave. These hairs are very delicate and easily damaged. What damages them? Loud noises. So listening to your ipod and other devices, attending rock concerts without earplugs, being at or near loud construction sites… they all damage your delicate little ear hairs. The bad news: they don’t grow back.  

Do you find it annoying when people ask, “what did you say?” all the time? You probably don’t want to start doing it yourself in your twenties, thirties or forties. Because once your hearing is gone, it’s gone.

What can you do? LOWER THE VOLUME! If I can hear your music through your headphones, I can’t imagine what it’s doing to your hearing. Wear earplugs whenever you are in a noisy environment. You can still hear people talk, but it dampens the noise in the environment. This simple measure can save your hearing so you will not become a nuisance.

           

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