DOVER GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS

BRAIN FOOD

Just as an athlete needs to follow a regime to reach their peak fitness, so your brain also needs a regime to reach its full potential.

Plenty of Sleep
Your brain needs time to sort out the information it has come across during the day.

Drink plenty of water
The brain is made mostly of water and dehydration will lead to headaches and tiredness.

Eat a balanced diet
The brain needs a balanced diet; so eat plenty of fruit and vegetables – ‘brain food’.

Exercise your body
The brain uses 20% of oxygen in the blood so you need to think about your posture and exercise to make sure your body gets enough.

Exercise your mind
Just as muscles need to be stretched and worked so does the mind – use puzzles, etc.

Avoid too much…
Try to avoid too much chocolate, cola, caffeine and foods with lots of additives. These substances interfere with the way your brain functions.

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