11-15 March is Brain Awareness Week.

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. The Brain Foundation is dedicated to funding the highest quality Australian research into neurological disorders, diseases, and injuries, with the ultimate goal of advancing diagnoses, treatments, and patient outcomes.

People are living longer and the prevalence of degenerative brain disorders is increasing. Compared to information about a healthy body and heart, there is little about how to keep the brain healthy. 1 in 6 people will be affected by brain disease and disorders in their lifetime.

Pointers to a Healthy Brain


  • Exercise and challenge your brain. Don’t be a couch potato
  • Nourish your brain with a healthy diet. Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Enjoy physical activity
  • Make “safety first” a priority by wearing a helmet driving safely and taking any head injury seriously
  • Learn to manage stress and depression
  • Relax and sleep well
  • Have regular checks for blood pressure, diabetes, heart rate, cholesterol
  • Do not smoke or use illegal drugs


Exercise and challenge your brain

Human mental decline typically begins before 40. We must take measures to keep our brains in shape, no matter what age. Unused parts of the brain stop working. Challenging the brain with new activities wakes up new areas. It also creates new pathways that appear to become alternate routes when neurons die off in middle and old age.

Here are some tips on how you can exercise your brain:

  • Reading to a small child enhances mental development
  • Exercising the brain is doing anything that makes you think, such as “what did I do last Saturday?”
  • Avoid using calculators
  • Swap TV for mind games or a book
  • Play games that involve memory (bridge) or thinking ahead (chess)
  • Take up a new hobby, learn a new instrument, study a new language


Chiro & Sports Med

Our chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing an irritated nerve, bulging disc, back painneck pain, knee pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident or experiencing an injury.  Our mission is to help reduce or eliminate pain and to prevent future problems and injuries. Above all, we are here to improve your quality of life, well-being, and ability to live an active healthy lifestyle.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of the chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med simply call our office on 9817 2005 and one of our friendly staff will organise an appointment for you or you can Book Online.


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