Brain Damaging Habits You Need to Avoid

Brain Damaging Habits

The most crucial role in your being is played by the brain, representing the main control center as one of the most important organs. The brain is the leader of your body and takes credit for every move and every decision you make.

Everything we do, or not, everything we eat affects our well-being, our lifestyle, and general health. For example, stress is causing headaches and over-eating causes gaining weight, so every one of our decision of what we do or not has a direct reaction to ourselves.

So, knowing how delicate this organ is, we need to take care of it. Even if we don’t feel the effects of all the brain damaging habits we have, we need to try and avoid them.

Brain Damaging Habits

Lack of sleep

Not getting enough sleep, and over exhausting yourself does a significant effect and damage to your brain. To be even more dramatic, lack of sleep can physically harm your brain.


Of course, this sounds taboo, but smoking is maybe one of the most harmful brain damaging habits we do. It’s so harmful because it leads to brain shrinkage and causing major diseases like Alzheimer.

Sugar intake

We don’t have to remind you the harm that too much sugar can do to your body and your overall health. Of course can cause not only damage to your brain but many other diseases so take care.

Too much alcohol

Even if it’s leaving your body, the excessive intake of alcohol, too often, is an important brain damaging habit you need to stop. And it’s not a secret that drinking can hurt your body in many, many ways. Be cautious.

Absence of social contact

You may find this habit strange, but over the years has been proven that the lack of socializing and communicating can affect our well-being, and feel depressive and lazy. Also, this can affect our power to remember things. Go ahead, meeting new people will keep your brain fit.

Eating way too much

Again, one of the brain damaging habits you need to avoid for your general health is, of course, overeating. This happens when you eat a lot more than your body needs, and it damages your brain in a way that the organ itself initiates for food that is high in fats.

Avoiding breakfast

Avoiding breakfast is a bad idea for so many reasons. One can not function properly, is not getting the energy and is not providing the nutrients needed for the brain to work as it should. Skipping breakfast repeatedly can cause brain degeneration, and you don’t want that.

Air pollution

Of course, this is not all your fault. But you can do something about it, like, wearing a mask very often. As funny as this sounds, the brain needs oxygen to function properly. The reduced amount of oxygen intake because of the constant air pollution can and will cause a decrease in brain efficiency.

Not stimulating your brain regularly

Thinking is a very powerful process. So the act of rarely stimulating your brain can not help you improve your mind or be smarter. Just the opposite. Your brain can shrink because of the lack of stimulation.

Covering your head while sleeping

This is just another one of the brain damaging habits we do and don’t even know it. It’s pretty simple. If covering your head with sheets, you are decreasing the amount of oxygen supply to your brain, which eventually leads to reduced brain efficiency.

Overworking yourself when ill

Pushing yourself, working hard or studying when sick, can cause severe damage to your brain and of course decrease brain effectiveness.

These brain damaging habits need to be avoided. Of course, if you want not just a healthy brain, but a healthy lifestyle. Maybe if you want to work your brain to its optimum, to its limits? If the answer is affirmative, stop doing this habits right now, and don’t wait until you feel the effects damaging your brain. The decision is yours to make.

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    • Thanks Esther. I appreciate your comment. Keep well. All the best Erin

  1. I am in agreement with what you say here in this article! There are several things in our lives that seem outwardly good, but are actually very bad for our own well-being in the long term. This is much in line with what I have just written about as well actually (though I will be posting it tomorrow morning). It is about addictions and how they can be very damaging to us and people around us. This is much like when you suggest to not smoke, limit alcohol, don’t eat too much, limit sugar intake, etc.. Basically, these behaviors can get in the way of fulfilling the better desires of our lives, such as having close relationships, being engaged in what we do, and having accomplishments to be happy with. Great post, I really enjoy reading your content, and I hope to continue to be in touch!

    • Great to hear from you. I am glad the article resonated with you. I look forward to reading your article. Yes, I hope you keep in touch. Maybe we can collaborate. All the best Erin

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