We've all had those moments.
There's a word on the tip of your tongue but you just can't find it. You're midway through a sentence, your brain short-circuits and you completely lose your train of thought. You walk into a room but you can't remember why.
Yes, the dreaded brain-fog. Guaranteed to descend at the most inconvenient of moments.
Fortunately, there are ways to keep your mind sharp and kick-start a sluggish brain. Read on to find out how you can clear a foggy mind and achieve mental clarity...
A good night's sleep allows your brain to rest and recover. You should be aiming for 7-9 hours sleep each night to ensure so you can be at your optimum best when you're awake. You might be tempted to stay up later to get more done (or watch that show on Netflix), but that sacrifice comes at a price. Enjoy a bit of extra shut-eye, you’ll be a much more productive you the next day.
Did you know that the human brain is nearly 60% fat? The brain is arguably one of the hardest working organs in the body, so it’s only right that you give it the fuel it needs. Try eating foods containing brain-fuelling fats like avocado, salmon and walnuts. Ensuring you’re making the right choices when it comes to food can help you not only maintain a sharp mind, but also a healthy body.
Exercise is undoubtedly great for the body, but it’s also great for the mind. We all know it's a stress-buster, which is a sure fire why to achieve mental-clarity itself. Interestingly, scientific studies show that specific types of exercise target and enhance specific elements of brain health. For brain fog and concentration, exercises like yoga, tai chi and aerobic classes are recommended. For memory, aerobics, walking and cycling are recommended.
A glass of water can make us feel instantly refreshed on a hot day. But we shouldn’t be waiting until we’re desperate before we rehydrate. Scientific studies have show that being even a little bit dehydrated can have a massive effect on your brain power, impairing attention and even short-term memory. We all know we should be drinking 6-8 glasses of fluid a day; try carrying a water bottle with you to remind yourself to stay hydrated.
Nootropics, also known as “smart drugs” are supplements that enhance cognitive performance. They work by increasing mental function in areas such as memory, creativity, motivation, and attention. Focus Drinkable Vitamins from the award-winning Pink Cloud Beauty Co contain an expert blend of 9 energising and cognitive enhancing vitamins and minerals including B-Vitamins, Zinc, Vitamin C & Gingko Biloba to help power mental performance and cognition. Just tip the contents of a sachet into a glass, add water and enjoy a delicious orange and pineapple flavoured drink packed full of brain-boosting goodness!
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