This article originally appeared in MindBodyGreen.
The list of ways to bolster your brain is a long one—it might even make your head spin. Of course, it's great to have so many avenues for better brain health, and we're only continuing to learn more about the dynamic organ. At present, we know certain foods, supplements, movement styles, and stress management techniques can help you remain sharp and mentally well.
According to neuroscientist and author of Biohack Your Brain Kristen Willeumier, Ph.D., a few more brain health fundamentals deserve a seat at the table. On this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, she discusses the underrated, yet important, factors that affect your brain; optimize them all, and chances are you'll be better off. If you're super well-versed in the brain health conversation, you might recognize the science behind these tips—but we could all use the friendly reminder: