Just as elite athletes train their bodies to enhance their performance at sporting events, it is possible for us to improve the physical condition of our brains in order to enhance both our mental performance and resilience. As the organ which most of us are paid to use, our brain plays a fundamental part in determining our success and happiness, yet brain health is rarely high on the agenda for most when considering diet, exercise and sleep.

Ways in which you can help improve the physical condition of your brain can be split into five broad categories: rest, fuel, hydration, oxygenation and mindfulness.