4. Stay Hydrated
Ensuring adequate water intake has a variety of physical benefits including keeping your body cool, promoting cardiovascular health, helping your muscle and joints and more. Staying hydrated is also important for your focus and concentration, with studies showing that even mild dehydration can impair many aspects of brain function.
5. Exercise Regularly
Regular physical activity helps relax the muscles and relieve tension in the body, along with releasing endorphins in the brain. Exercising regularly has also been shown to improve concentration, motivation, memory and mood, boosting levels of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. A less stressed body means a less stressed mind.
6. Mindfulness (Meditation)
Practicing mindfulness is a well-documented means to reduce cortisol, a stress hormone released by the hypothalamus. Stress hormones have been found to remain low in subjects hours after mindfulness (i.e. meditation) sessions had ended.
In studies on aging populations, it is now believed that consistent practice of mindfulness can boost brain function and slow the process of memory loss. There are now many great mindfulness apps for your phone which means you can practice anywhere including: The Mindfulness App, Headspace, Calm and many more.