Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 01 Aug 2019 15 things a neurolog ...

15 things a neurologist does to stay fit

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 1, 2019, 10:04 am IST
Updated Aug 1, 2019, 10:04 am IST
Stay fit and healthy with these few tips.
It is best to start the day with a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 It is best to start the day with a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

As you age, so does your brain and its functioning also changes. Although ageing is natural, we sometimes observe deterioration in the mental function of the brain. This is quite common and is often considered an obvious effect of ageing. But psychological impairment is not considered as a desirable effect as you age.

Many people, when encountered with any psychological illness tend to seek professional help from a neurologist. It is advisable to go to an online doctor referred by friends or family, or you can easily find one by searching ‘Neurologist near me’ in any of the healthcare portals.

 

As neurologists, they are quite knowledgeable on the brain and its functioning, and they do follow a set of techniques as a part of the everyday regime to keep their brain actively working. Here are some tips from neurologists to be followed daily to stay fit:

Start your day with organics

It is best to start the day with a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can also juice vegetables like cucumber, beetroot, ginger root and turmeric. Juices are the best way to wake up your sleeping cells in the body.

Sweat it out

Either in the gym or outdoors, do an intense activity for about 20 minutes to half an hour every day. Ensure that you do sauna or hot yoga at least twice a week to remove all the toxins from the body.

Consume nutritiously

Always start the day with a healthy breakfast like ripened banana, or apple or a wholesome salad with greens. You can also add a spoon of moringa power to your smoothie to make it feel full.

Get decaffeinated

Wherever possible, replace your coffee with herbal tea like green tea or lemon tea. The caffeine in the coffee can have an impact on your stress levels and can make you feel dehydrated.

Avoid packed or processed foods

All the packaged foods contain some amount of preservatives which can cause hot flashes and inflammation in your system. This deprives your body of energy and makes you feel dull and low throughout the day. Always try to consume wither organics or freshly cooked food.

Commit to weekly runs or jogs

Running and jogging is the best stretcher and relaxant for the body muscles.  It also drains out the energy in your head and makes it clear. So, always make sure that you run or jog in the outdoors at least three to four times a week.

Give time for yourself

Spend some quiet time for yourself every day. Engage in any activity of your passion or spend some time in solitude by being still. This time for yourself boosts up your creative energies which in turn makes you feel fresh.

Pump up

Do some intense activities like jumping that will push your lymphatic system. Doing such activities secretes endorphins in your body, the feel-good hormones.

Follow consistent bed timings

Give your body and brain a systematic pattern. Always ensure that you are in bed at the same hour every day. Following the same timings daily creates a sleep pattern in your brain and you can get quality sleep for at least 5 to 6 hours. Similarly, wake up at the same hour every day. If you follow this routine for three to four days, without a conscious effort, your brain gets tuned to these timings. \

Be expressive

You may encounter situations where you repress most of your emotions. It is a good idea to express your feelings to the people around you. Expressing always gives you a clear head and helps you maintain better relationships. The better the relationships, the lesser the stress and hatred and more positive energy.

Be in tune with the body

Learn to listen to what your body says. Some days, you may feel energetic and want to accomplish tasks during the day. While at times, you may feel drained out. It's okay to relax on such days when your body is not supporting you to do heavy work.

Share with others

Studies show that having a social attitude improves your health by combating the negative effects of stress. Everyone can develop this habit of sharing and be part of some help for the needy.  Sharing always gives you a sense of satisfaction which is very healthy for the mind.

Practice meditation

Meditation is an excellent way to release stress in your mind and body. Always make it a practice to meditate for at least 5 to ten minutes a day.

Stay hydrated

Drink a minimum of 2 to 3 litres of water every day to be sufficiently hydrated. All the body functions depend upon the water levels in the body; it is important to consume enough water every day.

Connect with the Earth

Make time for yourself and walk barefoot on the grass, soil or sand wherever possible. This practice stimulates certain nerves in your foot which can make you feel relaxed.

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