◎Zhan Lu Jun

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  1. The more brain reserves you have, the better you'll be able to cope with life's sweets and bitters

  2. The brain reserve is not a fixed resource, it is constantly changing, depending on the challenges we face and how well we can take care of ourselves

  One of the most important achievements of Daniel Yamon, the "father of American brain health" (author of "Women's Brain"), is the concept of "brain reserve" through brain imaging research.

It's an extra buffer for healthy brain function when dealing with oncoming stress.

  The more brain reserves you have, the better you'll be able to cope with life's ups and downs.

The less your brain reserves, the harder it becomes to deal with stress, hormone fluctuations, aging, and injury.

Without adequate brain reserves, you'll likely be coping with stress by gobbling down a bag of cookies or getting yourself drunk.

  Therefore, it is very important to expand the brain reserve as much as possible.

Brain reserves are not a fixed resource, they are constantly changing, depending on the challenges we face and how well we take care of ourselves.

  If you were well nourished as a child, your brain was properly stimulated, and you were cared for and living in a safe, clean environment, then your brain has an opportunity to build and strengthen its reserves.

But if you're abused, neglected, eat junk food, or if you play a lot of impact sports, ski a lot, or are under chronic stress, your brain reserves will be diminished.

  During your teenage years, your brain reserves will continue to increase if you live in an environment that is encouraging and supportive, exciting, healthy, and socially connected.

But if you smoke, drink, eat poorly, sleep severely, suffer a concussion, experience mood swings, or isolate yourself, your brain reserves will continue to diminish.

  Throughout our lives, we are either building up brain reserves or stealthily depriving them of brain reserves.

When we experience symptoms, such as mood swings, memory loss, or drowsiness, it means your brain reserves are depleted.

Many people mistakenly think that it is normal for people to have memory problems, depression, and confusion when they are old, but this is not the case.

These symptoms are signs that the brain's reserves are being depleted.

  Think about your family, friends, and coworkers. When a crisis hits, do some of them break down completely and turn to sweets, cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs for comfort, while others struggle to make their lives Stay healthy, have you ever wondered why?

Part of the reason for this difference is the different levels of brain reserve that people have accumulated over the years.

  You should always protect your brain reserves.

  First, you should focus on your brain, which constantly motivates you to protect your brain reserves.

  Second, you should avoid anything that might harm it and develop habits that are good for your brain's health.

If you don't take good care of your brain, you could face some serious problems.

These problems are either coming soon or are slowly developing.

But if you love your brain and take good care of it, then you can change for the better.

  Boosting brain reserve is especially important for women, because some studies have found that women are more likely than men to develop dementia-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

  (The article comes from the WeChat public account "Zhanlu Culture")