I just finished solving one SUDOKU puzzle when wrote this post. How to take care of your brain? Just like your muscle, there are things that you can do to make sure your brain is in its top condition:
Brain needs food. We eat lot of proteins to enhance the growth of our muscle, so the same things we need for our brain too. FOOD. The best diets for our brain development are fish, dates and milk. For the fish, make sure not to eat the fish head because that part is not good for our brain development. Seafood is rich with iodine that plays a major role in the formation of thyroid hormone (hormone that responsible for the development of brain). That is why pregnant women are suggested to eat a regular diet of fish during the pregnancy period.
Brain needs oxygen. Oxygen is very important to our brain. The reason why, we always feel tired and exhausted is because there is not enough oxygen supply to the brain. Then what is the solution. Take a break 2-5 minutes, move your head joints upward-downward, side-to-side, moves your jaw. This will help to increase blood supply to the brain. Do some regular exercise, once a fortnight is okay but if you can do it every week is a ‘well done’. Simple exercise like walking at the park will do. Skipping.
Brain needs to be trained. We do workout routines to build up our muscles. Our brain also needs some workout. This can be done by playing some simple games or puzzles. Certain console games like Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Ominusha and God of War do involve thinking skill in it (this is my opinion only). Board games like Chess and RISK are one of the kinds that require the players to use their brain to play. Or you can start ‘playing’ with SUDOKU puzzle. One may not realize this, as he keeps solving the puzzles there’s also some improvement in the time taken to solve the puzzles. (This is what my sisters and I do)
Last but not least, Reading Quran. By doing this, I think it will helps to ‘teach’ our brain, our mind what is right and what is wrong. This is the most significant point. How often have we seen, a genius turns into mad person, serial killer, suicide bomber, robber. That is because they have the ‘brain’ but it can’t differentiate between good and evil, right or wrong. Read Quran, try to understand the meaning and InshaAllah it will guide us to righteousness.