5 Things That Can Increase Your Brain Capacity In Comparison To Others

5 Things That Can Increase Your Brain Capacity In Comparison To Others

The brain is probably the most important organ in the human body. It controls and coordinates actions and reactions, enables us to think and feel, and enables us to have memories and feelings — all the things that make us human. Even before you leave the womb, your brain works throughout your life to control your body's functions and helps you understand and interact with the world around you. Maintaining a healthy brain will help your mind stay clear and active so that you can continue to work, rest, and play.

Here are 5 things that keep your brain young and healthy and increase its capacity:-

1. Challenge your brain 

Your brain has a wonderful ability to adapt and change throughout your lifetime. This flexibility, called neuroplasticity, also makes it possible for your brain to compensate for aging, injury, and disease. When you present a challenging activity to your mind, you light up more pathways in your brain. You create new neural connections that help keep your mind young.

The brain is getting stronger when it comes to challenges because the nerve cells have branches connecting them to other cells in a complicated network. Communication between these brain cells is what enables us to think and solve problems. When you learn new things, these tiny brain connections actually multiply and get stronger.

2. Try to learn something new each and every day

Each and every time we learn something new our brain forms new connections and neurons and makes existing neural pathways stronger or weaker. ... Your brain will continue changing right up until the end of your life, and the more you learn along the way, the more your brain will change and the more “Stronger” it will be. 

At the physiological level, learning new things is good for your brain. ... In addition, learning new skills stimulates the neuron in the brain, which forms more neural pathways and allows electrical impulses to travel faster. The combination of these two things helps you learn things effectively.

3. Keep smiling

Smiling can trick your body to help you uplift your mood because the physical act of smiling actually triggers neural messaging in your brain. Smiling activates tiny molecules in your brain that are designed to prevent stress. These molecules, called neuropeptides, make communication between the neurons in your brain easier. Also, when you smile, your brain releases dopamine, endorphin, and serotonin. These neurotransmitters are associated with lowering your anxiety and increasing your feelings of happiness.

4. Proper sleep

Lack of sleep makes us moody and irritable and impairs brain functions such as memory and decision making. It also negatively affects the rest of the body – it impairs the functioning of the immune system, for example, making us more vulnerable to infection.

Sleep is important for a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells ( neurons) communicate with each other. In fact, your brain and body remain remarkably active while you sleep. Recent findings suggest that sleep plays a housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you're awake.

5. Sit less and stand more

Sitting for prolonged hours can lead to poor blood circulation throughout the body. Once circulation slows down due to sitting, your blood remains in the feet and legs, ultimately reducing blood flow. Supplying the brain with enough blood flow is essential to keep us alive and keep our brain healthy. Decreased brain blood flow can negatively affect the ability to think. Taking a walk every 30 minutes can restore the flow of blood to your brain when you're sitting somewhere (Office, home) for hours.

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is stopped. If this happens for enough time, neurons will start to die because they will not get enough oxygen. Paralysis or aphasia (loss of speech) are possible consequences of a stroke.

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