Friday, September 01, 2006

Top 10 reasons for brain damage.

This is a follow-up to the last article...taken off a forward on the school Yahoo group.

10 Biggest Brain Damaging Habits

1. No Breakfast (I have breakfast every single morning…I swear)
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration

2. Overeating (Hardly a problem with me)
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking (NO CHANCE!!)
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High sugar consumption (I doubt it)
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development .

5. Air pollution (IISc is about as green as it should be)
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency

6. Sleep deprivation (8 hrs of sleep on average)
Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.

7. Head covered while sleeping (I am guilty of this)
Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects

8. Working your brain during illness (Not working my brain at all)
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts (Can hardly complain of this in IISc…by the way what is meant by “stimulating thoughts”??)
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage

10. Talking rarely.(I participate in rather intellectual conversations I guess)
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain


aarthi kannan said...

and yet ur brain's degenerating continuously ! :P

nissim nabar said...

it really shud not be at this rate. continuously degenrating is is the rate that is alarming.

Anonymous said...

Define breakfast yaar, I wake up at 12-30 to 1 PM, then I have lunch almost rightaway, does that count as breakfast?? Othrwise I'll have to eat less suger!


nissim nabar said...

this is for ppl who have normal waking and sleeping habits...which i am forced into here in sem 1 at IISc.
once i get free of courses I can start pulling stunts like this.
then we can see what happens.
usually the first meal of the day wud be the breakfast unless it is the lunch as in ur case.
in the meanwhile control ur sugar intake ;)

Aniket Shirke said...

so wat if i dont have breakfast and consume enuff quantities of sugar?? do the two cancel off each other?? :p