It's called Top 10 Biggest Brain Damaging Habits - and disregarding the fact that this is an article off the internet, I felt like doing a little checklist :D chucking in the meme tag because. well.
1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.
How do you define breakfast? A meal in the early AM? Or a meal within the first hour you wake up?
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.
I always thought this was a character trait. Interesting side affect.
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.
I can at least cross this one off my list.
4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
Ahaha... but we still have stuff left over from Easter. And Sara Lee 50% off!
5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.
A little out of individual control. Although I"ve stayed mostly at home, and home these days is in the suburbs. Also we have a small wetland park nearby, so. Yeah.
6. Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain.
Ahahaha. No. Uni student + internet addiction = no sleep.
7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.
I've only developed this habit recently, and now I find out its brain damaging? Eh. I only do it because sometimes I find it hard to fall asleep :/
8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.
Don't remember the last time I was seriously ill. I'm usually reading/sleeping though, unless I'm going to class because since when did a runny noise and heavy eyelids become able to stop anyone from doing anything?
9. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.
Aha. Probably should get out of the house more often then. Facebook conversation don't count do they.
10. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.
I think I'm fairly safe on this one, although I don't particularly want to judge for myself whether or not my inner musings are particularly 'stimulating'. I frequently want to tear myself away from my brain. I overthink to the point of paralysis.
Music: Reverie - Ludovico Einaudi