Avoid These Unhealthy Habits and Keep Your Brain Young

(MARINA WILDT, LONGEVITY) Your brain is the ultimate tool for survival and success, so knowing how to look after it is vital. These unhealthy habits harm your brain more than you think:

Spending Too Much Time In Your Own Thoughts

Avoid these common lifestyle mistakes to keep your memory sharp and eliminate brain fog.

Loneliness is not only unhealthy for your emotional being, but for your physical state as well.

It has been proven that too much time by yourself can weaken your immune system and put you at higher risk of brain decline as well as Alzheimer’s.

So stop inviting friends on Facebook and start inviting them for coffee.

RELATED: Cognitive Decline Could Be Reduced With a Mediterranean-style Diet

Eating Too Much Junk Food… Or Eating Too Much At All

Certain foods can help boost your functionality, and some that will weaken it. Fast food has minimal nutrients and can weaken your mental health, memory and diligence.

Eating too much junk food can also contribute to weight gain, which can also harm your brain.

Getting Too Familiar With The Couch

Relaxing and taking some time to unwind on the couch can be very good for you … but not all the time.

Sitting down all day, or doing little to no exercise can immediately put you at a high risk of dementia. If that isn’t enough, this unhealthy habit can also increase your chances of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes and other lifestyle diseases.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to go out for a light, Mediterranean lunch with your friends and family – and make sure to walk the dog before dinner! READ THE FULL POST AT LONGEVITYLIVE.COM Also of interest: Surprising New Reason to Go Mediterranean