June is Brain Health Awareness Month

Brain Health Awareness Month

Did you know that the brain:

–Is more efficient than any computer. Although the processing speed varies, it’s estimated that information can move through the brain at speeds of 268 miles per hour and has a virtual unlimited storage capacity.

–Only feels pleasure as there are no pain receptors in the brain; headache pain is felt in the brain’s covering, not the brain itself.

–Runs on electricity, producing enough power to light a 25 watt bulb

–Has 3 major parts

–Is the fattest organ in the human body

–Operates through chemical and electrical processes that allow communication with the nervous system

So what can we do to keep our brain healthy and functioning well?

–Take care of your physical health by having an annual wellness check. 

–Limit use of alchohol and quit smoking

–Working out at least 3 times a day for 30 minutes 

–Eating healht foods and limiting sugar intake

–Reading or journaling to stimulate the brain 

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