A healthy brain is important to help improve happiness, productivity & your in general well being. The great thing is you can take some easy steps to help encourage a healthy brain. The brain is your hub so it’s important to keep it healthy.

Tip 1 - Take a ginkgo supplement

Dr Daniel Amen as seen in the video above is bit of an expert when it comes to brains. Scanning an incredible 83,000 brains has taught him a thing or two.

In a recent podcast Dr Daniel Amen unleashed one of his secret tips…….. One of the trends he noticed in a lot of healthy brains was the fact these patients were taking a ginkgo supplement.

Chimps Healthy Brain

Tip 2 - Self talk

We all have it, that annoying negative voice in our heads that can hold us back at times. Well it’s time to put a stop to it.

I know it may be uncomfortable at first but self talk works. Everyday take a few minutes to look in the mirror and talk yourself up. 

Your self talk will help to train your brain into looking at the good things you do and it will help to build your confidence.

Tip 3 - Daily Exercise

You have probably heard of it before and it’s true exercise is so important in helping to reduce stress levels.

You can go a step further than just reducing stress levels. Sports that need the use of hand eye co-ordination are  particularly good when it comes to improving your brains health. This is another tip from the brain expert himself Dr Daniel Amen.

The key with exercise is to do something you enjoy. This way you will stick at it for the long term.

working out at the gym

Tip 4 - Drink Water

Water is vital to the human body as 60-70% of your body is water. When it comes to your brain this figure increases slightly to approximately 80%.

If your brain becomes dehydrated your performance will drop significantly.

Tip 5 - Matcha Green Tea

Matcha green tea contains up to 5 times more L-theanine than conventional green tea. L-theanine is an amino acid with psychoactive properties, capable of inducing alpha wave activity in the brain.

But what does this mean? Alpha wave activity can relieve stress, promote relaxation and even lower blood pressure.

As with many things in life the key to success is to make things become habitual. This way you will be compounding the effects. It’s time to get a healthy brain!