Blog: 7 brain damaging habits
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Knowingly or unknowingly, we do a lot of things in our daily lifestyle that contribute to lower and inefficient functioning of our brain with time. The effects are certainly not tangible, but knowing these brain damaging habits that we involve in, will help students to stay happy, healthy and mentally fresh to take on the burden that engineering demands.

1. Missing breakfast

Studies time and again have proven how much important it is to have a daily healthy and wholesome breakfast. Skipping the first meal of the day results in a partially empty stomach through the day and low sugar level. This results in an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing degeneration of brain cells. And if you are used to eating junk and sleeping, then may God save you!

2. Lack of sleep

Late night sleeping. Dosing in the lectures. Going home and sleeping in the evening. Late night sleeping. Repeat. Don’t fall in this trap, because you know what? Sleep deprivation causes brain cells to die. More the dead brain cells, more the memory loss.

3. Excessive use of mobile phones

One hour of cell phone use per day significantly increases tumor risk after ten years or more. It also causes sleep disturbances and depression symptoms. And don’t we have our cell phones with us like our shadows? Try using it for important reasons. Socialize more with the people around you instead.

4. Smoking

This one is not just brain damaging but also lung damaging and a life shortening habit. It leads to brain shrinkage and may cause Alzheimer's disease at a later stage in life. However, engineers like to be cool and try these things out. And it gets real late till they know that they have got addicted to smoking. So, better not jump in the pool when you are educated enough to know its innumerable side effects.

Smoking kills. Sehat ke liye haanikarak hai.

5. Over eating

Most of the times we end up eating more than our bodies need. This cause hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

6. Alcohol consumption

Again, another cool thing to try out, isn’t it? No, it isn’t. People who have been drinking large amounts of alcohol for long periods of time run the risk of developing serious and persistent changes in the brain.

7. High sugar consumption

Extra sugar can interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interface in brain development. The soft drinks that students consume in large amounts also contain an unhealthy amount of sugar.

Most of the above mentioned habits are the ones engineering students get involved in at one time or the other, maybe because of the peer group, depression or to simply give new things a try. Care for your own health and abstain from these.

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