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The Brain

Arthur Fletcher, who coined this phrase, was the former head of the United Negro College Fund. Though he recently passed, this simple phrase has great wisdom for today and beyond. The Bible also encourages us to continue to step out of a comfort zone so we experience gain with growth. "Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding." Proverbs 3:13Every day is a new opportunity to explore life around and beyond us while challenging our thinking, bringing health to a vital organ of our body.Why is the brain an important part of our body we should not...forget? The brain is not a muscle but an organ. It controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger and every process that regulates our body. The brain and the spinal cord control the central nervous system. So like all organs that are part of our body's function, we need to find healthy ways to keep it functioning properly. Studies show that practicing yoga, even once a week improves brain function. It helps to reduce stress by helping a person change their mindset. When we focus on negative attitudes and feelings we can encourage chronic stress to become part of us. This upsets the body's hormone balance, depletes the brain chemicals for a healthier outlook and can damage the immune system.Next week let's look at ways we can help improve our immune system with exercise and a healthier diet Let your yoga practice enable you to encourage improve your body, mind and spirit.

We all want to feel healthy and live a quality life. When you eat healthy it can improve your heart and brain function, reducing the risk of serious conditions, including strokes, type 2 diabetes and possibly, Alzheimer’s disease and helps manage neurological symptoms.

The brain uses 20% of the energy produced by the body. If energy supply is not enough, people may experience memory problems, fatigue and concentration.

Keeping hydrated is an important key factor for the brain to function well. Our body is about 60% water so it is required by every cell and important for all body functions. Water helps transport oxygen and nutrients critical to the brain for optimal healthy, providing cushioning and lubrication to the brain tissue.

The brain is 1 out of 78 organs in your body. How can I help my brain function well? 
•stay hydrated
•eat a balanced diet 
•exercise regularly 
•proper sleep
•read
√wake up early and choose gratefulness.
√before you end your day choose gratefulness.

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