According to Dr. Daniel Amen, author of the new book, Use Your Brain to Change Your Age, the most important thing you can do to ensure the success of your business is to have a healthy brain.
Two simple ways to keep your brain healthy, especially important for business owners with ADHD, are:
- maintain a healthy weight, and
- get plenty of sleep.
Weight up = brain size down
“The findings in as many as 18 new studies,” says Dr. Amen, “show us that as your weight goes up, the function and physical size of your brain goes down.”
Now you can add “keeping your brain from shrinking” as another reason to pass on the donut in favor of fruit or nuts for your mid-morning snack.
More sleep = more blood to your brain
Studies have shown sleep to be a major factor in brain health as well. When you get less than 6 hours of sleep, there is less overall blood flow to your brain, which is critical to proper brain activity, according to Dr. Amen.
Night owls, take note. Maybe your brain fog could be improved with a little bit more sleep.
Making even small progress in these two areas can significantly improve the health of your brain, which, studies prove, significantly improves the health of your business — especially when you have ADHD.