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Learn To Protect Your Brain From Stress

Written by: Katarzyna Dorosz, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

How many times in your life have you felt confused under the pressure of stress? You need to know that chronic stress can change the brain, and this ultimately negatively affects memory and mood. It may cause anxiety. Worse, chronic stress can physically affect the body and cause inflammation, which can adversely affect the heart.

The right dose of sleep and physical activity helps not only to reduce stress, but also to rebuild memory and prevent dementia.

The effects of stress on the brain and body varies with our age.


To deal better with stress, I'll show you some tips that can help you cope better with difficult situations. This way, you will avoid the harmful effects that stress can cause on your brain and body:

  1. Control your life situation.

  2. Preserve healthy sleep. Change your habits and go to sleep and wake up regularly refreshed.

  3. Develop a routine, this will reduce stress.

  4. Be organized, plan your day and your tasks.

  5. Lead an Active Social Life.

  6. Eat a balanced diet

  7. Learn and practice how to react healthily to stress.


Write down and remember:


Stress is not what happens to you in life, but how you respond to it.


And if you need more support, I invite you to my workshop “Time management and coping with stress”.

See also my book, Your Path to Happiness, and my workbook, Your Guide to Positive Life – Brain Gymnastics.


Why is exercise important to the brain?


As your heart rate increases during exercise, the blood flow to your brain increases. Exercise causes the brain to release beneficial biological messengers. These nutritional proteins keep the brain's neurons healthy and promote the development of new neurons.


Did you know that exercise improves your mood and reduces stress?


As you exercise, your body releases chemicals in your brain such as dopamine and endorphins, that make you feel happier. Exercise helps your brain get rid of the chemicals that cause stress and depression.


Did you know that people who exercise are happier and less stressed than those who do not exercise at all.


By exercising regularly, you will learn to control your harmful emotions.


The most important thing is your willingness to learn. We will utilize varied exercises – using new cognitive possibilities – read books, solve crosswords for about 30 minutes a day, it will definitely improve your memory and brain fitness.


Just as we have an influence on shaping our physical condition and muscle mass through appropriate physical exercise, we can also enhance our intellectual abilities. Thanks to mental exercises, we increase the number of connections between cells in the brain. Memorization is a learned skill that can be trained and developed at any age, but declines if left untrained and neglected.


SUPPORT YOUR BRAIN

You've probably heard that the ability to learn new skills decreases with age, and the brain is not as efficient as you age? I have good news for you – this is not true! We already have evidence that the brain, no matter what your age, makes millions of new connections between neurons every second of your life. This is a tremendous learning potential! Once you know it, only one thing remains – your willingness to learn new skills.


Brain plasticity: It is the ability to learn and grow the brain as we age, and to use it we need to regularly activate both hemispheres.


The recommended amount of exercise is approximately one hour a day. It can be dancing, walking, cycling, swimming, fencing.


A job for you

Select one new activity

Sign up for classes.

Schedule your exercise time.

Perform the right actions very precisely

Make sure you challenge your brain to grow, that's why choosing a new passion is so beneficial. It engages your brain to learn something new and gives you the chance to improve your memory and your life.


The activity of brain training does not have to be related to physical exertion. Research has shown that painting and other art forms such as learning to play an instrument, expressive or autobiographical writing, or learning a foreign language can also improve cognition.

Memorization is a learned skill that can be trained and developed, but declines if left untrained.


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Katarzyna Dorosz, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Katarzyna Dorosz is a leader in the field of brain performance, mental performance, and improving memory and quality of work.


She is a world-renowned expert for senior and mature individuals who also conducts research on longevity. She is also a lecturer and author of several books.


Katarzyna works with many prestigious American universities about attaining meaningful longevity in life and how to maintain brain function.


She also supports women around the world through motivational lectures. Her attitude and stubborn pursuit of purpose show how important changes and progress in life are.


She is also the author of the TV Show "Te Power of Life". During lectures, she uses the "Educational kinesiology and Emotional intelligence" and developed her own methods of exercises that provide excellent memory, concentration exercises as well as relaxation, and a set of physical exercises to improve the condition (adjusted to the age and flexibility of the body).


In business training, Katarzyna uses the popular Japanese Kaizen method, i.e. a philosophy based on changing lifestyle – an endless process of improving and improving the quality of the company.

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