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6 Key Habits of Energy, According to Harvard Neuroscientists

Physical health is closely related to mental health. What to avoid and what to do

keep up with energetic and healthy over time It is one of the main objectives that people follow. Along these lines, physical health is closely related to mental and brain health, and a neuroscientist Harvard University who has been teaching for years and provides 6 tips Find precious balance.

Christopher PalmerA psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher, he has spent decades investigating the relationship between these three pillars of human health.

Palmer, who is also a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, shared six habits that he learned from his experience, and thanks to which he retained so much physical and mental form. whether the research was published in the US media CNBC.




Christopher Palmer, a psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher and professor at Harvard University.

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1. Limit carbohydrate-rich foods,

Palmer’s first piece of advice has to do with food. He recommends consuming foods rich in carbohydrates.

“Diet plays a role in obesity, diabetes and heart health, but most people don’t realize that it also profound effect on the brain“specifies.

A professional with metabolic syndrome managed to reverse it with a low-carbohydrate diet.

Eggs For Breakfast.  Vegetables, Fruits And A Good Amount Of Meat, Fish And Poultry Throughout The Day.


Eggs for breakfast. Vegetables, fruits and a good amount of meat, fish and poultry throughout the day.

“usually, i eat eggs for breakfast, as all day vegetables, fruits and a good amount meat, fish and poultry, It helped me maintain a healthy weight and keep my blood sugar down,” he explains in the first person.

2. Get Physical Activity

practice sport It is also necessary to live with more energy.

“I never stop exercising for more than two days”He maintains, and highlights its benefits for mental health.

In your case, the optimal training you do is “45 minutes, three to five times a week”, In addition to stretching and other basic exercises, spread the word by lifting weights, running, biking, swimming, and brisk walking. 20 minutes

Physical Activity.  Muscle Strength.  Photo Shutterstock.


physical activity. Muscle strength. Photo shutterstock.

3. Sleep for at least 8 hours

Sleep is another important aspect and highlights the importance of sleep no less than 7 hours each nightSince “lack of sleep can result in cognitive decline This may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease over time,” he says.

In addition, it can affect Contribute to mood and depression,

“When you sleep, the body enters a ‘rest and repair’ state. The brain undergoes many changes in neurons that play a role in learning and memory consolidation. Without sleep, cells can fall into a state of disrepair and begin to deteriorate“, says the neuroscientist.

Lack Of Sleep Can Lead To Cognitive Decline.  Photo Shutterstock.


Lack of sleep can lead to cognitive decline. Photo shutterstock.

also implement the routine of “Early to bed, early to rise”Because it helps you stay sharper and more focused throughout the day.

4. Do not consume alcohol

Alcohol is the fourth bad habit to avoid, according to Harvard expert. She revealed, “I never drink alcohol. I used to drink regularly and sometimes have a glass of wine in the evening to relax.”

Ieco - Web Upload Of Wine Serving Glasses


iECO – Web Upload of Wine Serving Glasses

However, everything changed when in June 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, he decided to call it quits for a month: “In a few weeks, I noticed improvements in my sleep and productivityThat’s why I decided to stop drinking altogether,” she explained honestly and without apologetics.

5. Therapy: Emotional Health and Personal Growth

Personal growth and emotional health must be taken into account in order to live with more energy.

And this psychotherapy can be a good idea, yes helps Understand who you are and what you want in lifeSomething that will undoubtedly strengthen a sense of personal purpose.

Going To Psychotherapy Can Help You Understand Who You Are And What You Want In Life.  Photo Shutterstock.


Going to psychotherapy can help you understand who you are and what you want in life. Photo shutterstock.

For example, Palmer extols the benefits of psychotherapy that focuses on improving empathy, relationships, social skills, or cognitive abilities. “It can strengthen underdeveloped brain circuits,” he comments in Medium.

6. Clear goal in life

Finally, this expert’s sixth recommendation is “Never lose your purpose in life.”

“Human beings are driven to have a sense of purpose. I think it’s Programmed in our brains. When people lack a sense of purpose, it can generate a chronic stress response and lead to poorer cognitive function.”

The Couple'S Goals Also Play A Role.  Photo: Shutterstock


The couple’s goals also play a role. Photo: shutterstock

Palmer determines that “it is multidimensional” because it involves relationships with other people and with the self.

And to conclude, he reflects: “We should all aspire to play at least one role in society that allows us to contribute and feel valued.”

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