Warning: 5 Bad Habits That Can Seriously Damage Your Brain

We might notice that we develop a headache after a rough day at the office, or that we put on weight after too many heavy meals, or that we tend to catch colds more often if we don’t get enough rest.

But while it’s easy to make the connection between our daily habits and physical symptoms, what we often don’t realize is how our lifestyles affect our brains. The brain is an amazing organ composed of billions of cells that send signals from head to toe. It controls everything from basic functions like breathing and heartbeat to the way we react to pleasure and pain to our ability to remember both complex mathematical equations and a simple grocery list.