Every year, World brain day is observed on July 22 in a bid to increase public awareness and promote advocacy related to the brain’s health.
The theme of this year’s World Brain Day is “Brain Health for All” as our brains continue to be challenged by pandemics, wars, climate change the myriad of disorders impacting human existence globally, these issues can be even more challenging for older people and people with neurodegenerative diseases so there is a need to look out for the brain.
As we celebrate our brain today, let us understand the impact of alcohol on our brain health. Did you know that it takes just five minutes for alcohol to reach your brain and just 10 minutes to begin showing its impact?
With over 86 billion neurons, 2.5 million gigabytes of storage and over 50,000 thoughts per day, you would find out that the human brain is truly astounding, and the brain enables you to think, learn, create, and feel emotions. It also controls every blink, breath, and heartbeat even with the brain being only 2% of our body mass, they are in full control of our body.
Therefore, it is important to take care of our brain health.
Here are some interesting facts about the brain:
- Do you know that the human brain is not fully formed until age 25?
- 60 per cent of the human brain is made of fat.
- Your brain storage is considered virtually unlimited and the need to keep it healthy is key.
- These are various activities you can do to keep the brain healthy: Reading, having a healthy diet, exercising, getting Sufficient sleep, playing chess, and playing card games.
In conclusion, having a healthy brain is as important as having a healthy body.
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