Not sleeping enough: Sleep is essential for brain function.

Smoking: Smoking damages blood vessels and reduces blood flow to the brain.

Drinking too much alcohol: Alcohol is a neurotoxin that can damage brain cells.

Eating a poor diet: A diet high in processed foods, sugar, and unhealthy fats can damage the brain.

Being inactive: Exercise is good for your whole body, including your brain.

Chronic stress: Stress can damage brain cells and shrink the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory.

Social isolation: Social interaction is important for brain health.

Head injuries: Even mild head injuries can damage the brain.

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