The Physical Brain
The physical Brain Is the body's most complex organ it:
- Contains 100 billion neurons.
- Weighs about 1.35 kg.
- Uses 20% of the body's oxygen.
- Conains approximately 80% water.
- How to care for the Physical Brain
The brain is like a muscle if you don't use it .. you lose it! Equally the more you use it the more efficient it becomes. However it needs to be cared for too.
During a Learning 4 Learning™ workshop, students are given instruction on how to care for physical brain and body such that they are in top shape leading up to examinations.
A few tips:
The human brain is able to constantly adapt and rewire itself. It can grow new neurons, regardless of age. Mental stimulation improves brain function and actually protects against cognitive decline, as does physical exercise.
Aerobic exercise increases blood flow which will stimulate the brain.
Drink lots of water
The brain contains approximately 80% water. The brain becomes dehydrated if it is not well watered.
Ensure that you include water as a regular part of your diet and especially during revision sessions and examinations, as it will revitalise your brain quickly.
Feed your brain
Cells in the brain use up to two times more energy than normal body cells. To avoid mental stress and exhaustion it is important to eat healthily throughout the day to maintain the brain's energy level.
A growing amount of research suggests that the omega-3s are best suited for optimal brain function. Learning and memory result in new connections between nerve cells, which onctinuously refresh themselves with a new supply of fatty acids.