Keep your Brain 🧠 safe and Healthy 🤯

March is the Brain Injury Awareness month, and this week is Brain Awareness week so what does it means and what are the actions you can take to keep your brain safe and healthy!

More than half of Traumatic Brain  Injuries (TBI)-related ED visits hospitalizations, and deaths among children 0 to 14 years are caused by falls. The most common mild TBI in children, is a concussion; it is usually caused by a bump,  jolt to the head, or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. There are many ways to help reduce the risk of a concussion or other serious brain injury. The most important one is making sure you always wears the right helmet during sports and recreation, and that it fits correctly.

I’ve partnered with Woom bikes to remind you the importance of wearing a helmet when riding your bike, as it is one way to reduce the chances of sustaining a TBI if you fall and hit your head ! The Woom bike helmet won the Design and Innovation Award in 2018 🏆 because of the following safety features: extended protection for the temples and back of the head, easy-to-use magnetic buckle, optimal ventilation and size adjustment dial, and flexible visor – a unique safety feature – serves as additional forehead protection!

Another important tip to prevent TBIs is to always use age- and size-appropriate car seats and booster seats that are properly installed. Fall prevention is also very important to prevent TBI. Falls on the playground are a common cause of injury. When you are on the playground check that the surfaces under the playground equipment are safe, soft, and consist of wood chips or sand. At home, use guards on windows that are above ground level, stair gates, and guard rails. These  devices help keeping a busy, active child from taking a dangerous tumble.

Since your brain is the most important organ in your body, and is an incredible machine that generates our thoughts, emotions and actions, let’s dedicate this week (March 11-17) to honor it!

Here are some tips to keep your brain healthy:

  1. Exercise your body to keep your brain in shape. When you exercise, you increase the blood flow in your brain and this helps to stimulate learning, attention, mood, and thinking. 
  2. Exercise your brain, just like your muscle. Read or try something new and challenging that makes your brain works hard.
  3. Eat a healthy, avoid greasy junk food but instead eat a low fat diet and see how good you feel!
  4. Get plenty of sleep. 
  5. Spend time with other people. Connecting with others is good for your brain’s health.

This “Keep your Brain 🧠 safe and Healthy 🤯” post is a partnership collaboration  between NatashaLaJolie.com and Woom Bikes mentioned in this post. All opinions expressed are our own and written by my  mom. For more information on our sponsored content and/or affiliate link policy, please click here. 

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