Even small amounts of alcohol affect our emotions, judgement, memory, speech, and anger levels. Excessive drinking and long-term consumption can kill brain cells. Drinking affects the frontal cortex, which is used for planning, forming ideas, and making decisions, and the hippocampus stores our memories. Once the hippocampus is damaged, you may experience difficulty learning new things and retaining new long-term memories.
This Men’s Health Week (12th-18th June), Lee Hawker-Lecesne MBPsS, Clinical Director at The Cabin, is encouraging men to look after their mental health by boosting their physical health. Here he discusses how men can challenge anxiety and depression through lifestyle modifications, improving their overall health and quality of life.
EAT WELL! – The brain uses more energy than any other human organ – 20% of all our energy is used by the brain. FOOD IS FUEL: Fuel for the mind as well as the body and eating well promotes mental and physical wellbeing, stamina & equilibrium.
This method may seem rather flippant, however, what you are doing is not only re-writing your internal script, but you are also raising your vibrational energy and releasing fabulous feel-good endorphins. You are reprogramming your subconscious mind into having a very positive default setting when you think about yourself, and the natural consequence of this is that you start to realise that you deserve to treat yourself better when it comes to food choices. It is very simple but awesomely powerful!