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5 Daily Habits that can damage your Brain

The human brain is the most important organ of the body and we often forget that the brain requires training and nutrition to function well. Some seemingly harmless habits can cause lasting brain damage on the brain. Below are 5 daily bad habits that are damaging your brain.

1. Lack of Sleep:

Depriving yourself of sleep over time affects the brain's ability to function properly. Without enough sleep, certain important brain cells die which makes it harder to remember simple things like the way home, where you placed your car keys, etc.

Sleep deprivation causes forgetfulness and temporal memory loss during a test or an exam. Poor sleep habits can also cause physiological problems. This is why you are advised to sleep for at least 7 hours every night.

2. Smoking:

As you already know, smoking is one of the most harmful habits that we indulge in. Smoking does not only cause lungs and heart diseases. It also leads to the shrinkage of numerous cells in the brain and which may lead to serious health problems like Alzheimer's, dementia, and even death.

Excess smoking can indirectly cause neuro-inflammation which can result in an autoimmune disorder known as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

3. Eating Sugary Foods:

Too much consumption of refined sugars is known to weaken the body and the brain's ability to absorb proteins and nutrients. This poor nutrition will lead to malnourishment and several brain disorders like learning disorders, poor memory, hyperactivity, and depression. 

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4. Lack of Exercise: 

Exercise plays an important role in the general well-being of an individual. Studies have shown that exercise helps keep us younger. It makes you more flexible and increases mobility. However, without enough exercise, your brain's power of movement decreases, which in turn reduces stability and motor skills. 

5. Excessive eating:

Overeating is a bad habit that causes a lot of harm to your brain. Over-eating thickens the blood vessels of the brain which leads to a reduced blood supply to the brain. Excessive eating leads to obesity, which in turn destroys a person's self-confidence and can lead to depression and other psychological problems.

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