Brain damage is an injury that causes the destruction or deterioration of brain cells. In the U.S., every year, about 2.6 million people have some type of brain injury — whether as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor, or other illnesses, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. About 52,000 die as a result of traumatic brain injury, and more than 5 million Americans who’ve suffered traumatic brain injury require assistance in performing daily activities. Below is the protocol to reverse brain damage and cognitive impairment, and it significantly improved their brain, mental health and quality of life.
1. Improve Your Diet and Exercise Regularly
Even after taking into account their large body frames, forty-eight percent of players in the study were overweight or obese.
So they were encouraged to eat healthier and exercise regularly in order to lose weight.
This is because obesity is associated with dementia and smaller brain size (8).
For exercise, you should find an aerobic activity that you enjoy so that you’ll stick with it consistently.
This is exercise routine I try to follow consistently:
- Lift heavy weights 1-4 times per week
- High-intensity interval sprinting 1-2 times per week
- Walk as much as I can (ideally 30-60 minutes every day)
- Run for 20-30 minutes before lifting weights
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