Rick’s Tip # 202 Use Your Brain

Use Your Brain – Improve Your Life

This may be the longest of all my “tips”. I know how difficult it can be to change habits you have developed over many years. If you really want to make the coming years the very best of your life, you oviously need to change what you are currently doing. The best place to start is right here.

There are numerous books and endless reports to read about increasing the length and quality of your life.  If you really need the details, please read a few of them.  But if you are busy and more likely to never get around to it, let me summarize all of them for you.

First of all, don’t mess around, don’t make excuses and start taking action TODAY!  You either want to live a healthy, long and productive life or you don’t.  We all get older every day but that doesn’t mean we have to “age” in the traditional sense.  As a matter of fact, many people have actually reversed their aging process.  Pay attention to these four areas and you can’t help but feel stronger, happier, more energetic and more attractive.

1. STOP abusing your body.  Eliminate smoking, illegal drug use, excessive alcohol, unsafe sex and any activity that can cause brain trauma (like contact sports).

2. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and  eat less food that is manufactured in plants.  Eliminate sugar, excessive salt, chemicals and processed foods from your diet.  Eat five small meals per day and watch the amount of calories in what you are drinking.  Drink green tea and  plenty of water.  Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds &  walnuts. Eating healthy foods with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is not a restrictive diet.  It is a natural, healthy way to eat without poisoning your body with chemicals that eventually wears out you body’s defense mechanisms.

3. Exercise!  I’m sure you knew that one was coming.  Do something active that you enjoy like dancing, swimming or playing ping-pong.  It also helps to add some strength training and breathing exercises.

4. Exercise your brain with games, challenges in your work or intellectual interaction with others.  Try to increase your optimism and spread some joy to others. Make yourself part of a community.  Find a partner or small group who can support you in your quest for a long and healthy life.

That’s it.  Thousands of pages condensed to these four points.  If it still looks overwhelming, try to avoid that feeling and just start on one item today and add another tomorrow.  As you eliminate the trips to the donut shop and find the local Farmer’s Market or begin to walk around the block and switch out your soda pop with bottled water, you will feel a difference.  You will want more of that good feeling and it will snowball as you replace your bad habits with good brain and body healthy habits.



I am not a doctor or healthcare professional of any kind.  The information contained in this report is the result of Internet research  and reading books on health and longevity. I have tried to make an accurate summary of my research.  Diar Management, Inc., Rick Perkins and Self-Help Press cannot accept responsibility for any prejudice, loss or damage which may occur from use of the information.

The material is presented solely with the intent of providing public service information.  All materials should be considered a secondary data source and all materials which are used in decision making processes should be confirmed with outside experts. This information is not intended nor is implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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