Not feeling your brainy best? Chances are there’s a reason for feeling scattered and out of sorts. And when there’s a reason, that means you can fix it!
Eating a diet filled with highly processed foods, aka junk foods, will leave you feeling foggy. There isn’t much, if any, nutrition left in these foods after they’ve been stripped of their natural state then adding in chemicals to come up with something that will stay on the shelf indefinitely.
You know if you’ve ever gotten bad gas in your car how it makes your car sputter, cut out and just run poorly. Well, think of highly processed foods as bad fuel for your body.
Get more fresh whole foods into your diet to combat brain fog. Eat organic as often as possible and fill your body with the goodness that comes from real food not processed junk.
Leading a life without much movement can be a cause of brain fog because your brain isn’t getting what it needs to be sharp and alert.
Your brain needs oxygen and vital nutrients which is carried to it through the blood stream. If you don’t get your blood pumping to increase blood flow, your brain is lacking the very things it needs to do its job properly. Exercise improves brain function, so get off the couch. Even a quick 10-minute walk will go a long way towards improving your brain power.
Our bodies can get polluted from chemicals in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the foods we eat, and the environment we live in. so, even if you eat healthy and get exercise those toxins can build up, causing your body – and your brain – to function at sub-optimal levels.
Detoxifying can be an unpleasant experience the first time because we’re stirring up all that has built up over our lifetime. The more often you do this the easier it becomes and you will feel the effects of having a cleaner body and a clearer mind.
If you’re under a lot of stress on a regular basis this can lead to physical and mental problems. Stress elevates a hormone in your body called cortisol that causes inflammation in your brain and body. Chronic inflammation can cause a host of issues including fatigue, damaged brain cells, depression, weight gain and glucose imbalance.
You need to have an outlet for your stress. Adding an exercise regimen will help you to feel better by releasing endorphins in your brain, you know those feel good chemicals. You could also choose to pamper yourself by taking a hot bath, getting a massage, meditating or trying yoga, find out what
If you don’t consume enough water you may suffer from dehydration. Water helps flush the waste and toxins out of your body that can accumulate in your intestinal tract.
An easy way to incorporate more water into your day is to drink a full glass upon rising then set up a schedule for the rest of the day. For example: drink another glass during the morning, two glasses in the afternoon and one more in the evening. Keep a bottle/glass of water always available for you to drink.
If you find yourself feeling foggy on a regular basis, chances are good you’re suffering from one or all of these issues. Get some exercise, eat better, drink lots of water, and release your stress, you’ll feel sharper and clearer in no time.