10 habits that can damage the brain

10 habits that can damage the brain

Habit formation is the process by which a behavior,  through regular repetition, becomes automatic or habitual.  A habit may initially be triggered by a goal, but over time that goal becomes less necessary and the habit becomes more automatic. Let's make a habit of empowering our brains.

No Breakfast

Those who do not eat breakfast have low blood sugar levels, which results in less supply of nutrients to the brain.

Eating Too Much

Eating too much, especially those with high-fat content, can result in the hardening of the brain's blood vessels due to the accumulation of fat on the inner walls of blood vessels. As a result, the ability of the brain to work will decrease.


Substances in cigarettes that are inhaled will cause rapid brain shrinkage and can lead to Alzheimer's disease.

Consuming too much sugar

Consumption of too much sugar will disrupt the absorption of protein and nutrients, resulting in a nutritional imbalance that will interfere with brain development

Air Pollution

The brain is the biggest oxygen consumer in the human body. Inhaling polluted air reduces the supply of oxygen to the brain, thereby reducing the efficiency of the brain.

Lack of sleep

The brain needs sleep as a time to rest and restore capabilities. Lack of sleep in the long term will accelerate the damage to brain cells.

Cover your head while sleeping

The habit of sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decreases the concentration of oxygen which can cause damage to the brain.

Thinking too much when sick

Working too hard or forcing us to use our minds when we are sick can lead to reduced brain effectiveness and can damage the brain.

Less stimulating the mind

Thinking is the most appropriate way to train our brains. Lack of stimulation in the brain can cause our brain to shrink.

Rarely communicate

Communication is needed as a means of spurring the ability of the brain to work. Communicating intellectually can trigger brain efficiency. Lack of communication will cause the brain's intellectual abilities to be less trained.