Here at The Learning Rx, the top brain training franchise, we all want to know how we can lead a lifestyle that will help to maintain and improve our vibrant brains. Today we’re going to give you some of the biggest and most influential habits of those with high effective brains.

  • Taking care of your nutrition is one of the biggest things you can do to keep your brain effective. Did you know that the brain only weighs 2% of body mass but con­sumesgood brain food over 20% of the oxy­gen and nutri­ents we intake? As a gen­eral rule, you don’t need expen­sive ultra-sophisticated nutri­tional sup­ple­ments, just make sure you don’t stuff your­self with the “bad stuff”.
  • Exercise well because your brain is part of your body. Things that exercise your body can also help enhance your brain!
  • Practice positive, future-oriented thinking until it becomes your default mindset. Stress and anx­i­ety, no mat­ter whether induced by exter­nal events or by your own thoughts, actu­ally kills neu­rons and pre­vent the cre­ation of new ones.
  • Learning and mental challenges will help your brain thrive. The point of hav­ing a brain is pre­cisely to learn and to adapt to chal­leng­ing new envi­ron­ments. Once new neu­rons appear in your brain, where they stay in your brain and how long they sur­vive depends on how you use them.
  • Aim high! As far as we know, we’re the only self-directed organisms on this planet! Once you grad­u­ate from col­lege, keep learn­ing. Once you become too com­fort­able in one job, find a new one.