If you answered yes to any of the questions above, now is the time to act. Our modern diet and 21st century living can take its toll on the brain – degeneration affects individuals of all ages and often begins long before physical symptoms are evident. A decline in brain health as we age is not inevitable – the brain is resilient and can thrive at any age when given the right conditions.
The brain is the most complex organ of the human body, with an adult brain comprising 60% of fat and weighing in at approximately 3lbs. It gathers and processes information from all our senses, and determines how we behave, what we say, and controls our complex thought processes. The brain consumes an incredible amount of energy in comparison with the rest of the body – around 25% of total energy expenditure. It therefore makes sense that the transfer of energy from the foods we eat to the neurons within the brain has a big impact, not only on its function, but also on how we behave and feel.
Good mental health means being able to think, feel and react in appropriate ways in order to live your life as you wish. Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year, and can range in symptoms and severity. In 2001, an online health survey of 22,000 people identified the following statistics with regards to mental health issues:
of people have poor memory or difficulty concentrating
suffer from mood swings
suffer from anxiety
suffer from depression
are often tired
feel apathetic and unmotivated
have difficulty sleeping
How can The Brain Health Programme help?
The Brain Health Programme is a nutrition and lifestyle workshop programme designed to optimise brain health and cognitive function by addressing the following areas:
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