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5 Science-Backed Ways to Strengthen Your Brain

Use these techniques for a healthier, smarter and stronger brain


Just as your business has key performance indicators (KPI’s), your health and personal performance do as well. And one of those key indicators is your brain.

For entrepreneurs, it’s not just about physical fitness. Your cognitive fitness matters equally.

When you think of cognitive fitness, think of these ten categories: attention, motor control, memory, perception, language, social and emotional functioning, planning and logic, computational skills, creativity and imagination, and motivation.

If that seems overwhelming, don’t fret. You can start building a brain that is healthier, smarter, and stronger through these five practical habits.

1. Eat more Omega-3s

What protein is to your muscles and what calcium is to your bones is what Omega-3s are to your brain.

The human brain is nearly 60 percent fat. And within that, there’s a large portion that consists of an Omega-3 fatty acid called Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—talk about a mouthful of a word.

Related: Brain Hacks to Boost Motivation and Beat the Work From Home Blues

DHA is relevant to your personal and entrepreneurial life due to it promoting new neuron growth, which allows signals to move across neurons. In plain speak: this allows your brain to operate much more efficiently and effectively.

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