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Is it really possible to improve your memory? If you’ve ever found yourself forgetting where you left the keys or blanking out on important information you are desperately trying to remember, you have probably wished that your memory was a bit better. Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do to help improve your memory.
Stay physically active
Physical activity increases blood flow to your whole body, including the brain. This can help keep your memory sharp.
Stay mentally active
Just like physical activity helps keep your body in shape, mentally stimulating activities help your brain stay in shape – and may help prevent memory loss. Do crosswords puzzles, rebuses, quizzes, sudoku, play bridge.
Social interaction helps keep depression and stress off, both of which can contribute to memory loss. Look for opportunities to get together with loved ones, family, friends and colleagues.
You’re more likely to forget things if your home is untidy and your notes are disorganized. Write down tasks, appointments and other events in a special notebook, calendar or electronic planner.
Repeat the information
The idea is that the more you re-learn or remind yourself of information again and again the better you’ll retain the information in your memory store, the repeating and relearning process is also a great training for the mind.
Focus Your Attention
Attention is one of the most important aspects of memory. You must actively attend to information in order for it to go from your short-term memory to your long-term memory.
Enlist other people’s help
If you’re struggling to memorize your talking points , discuss information with other people and ask them to give you reminders, you’ll remember more than trying to memorize information on your own.
Studies suggest that meditation helps improve a number of cognitive functions, like focus, concentration, memory, and learning. Believe or not, meditation may rewire the brain and encourage more connections between brain cells.
Eat more of these foods:
- plant-based foods, especially green, leafy vegetables and berries
- whole grains
- chicken or turkey
- olive oil or coconut oil
- herbs and spices
- fatty fish, such as salmon and sardines
- red wine, in moderation
Eat less of these foods:
- processed foods
- red meat
- fried foods
Have a laugh
You’ve probably heard that laughter is the best medicine, and this holds true for the brain and the memory, as well as the body. Unlike emotional responses, which are restricted to specific areas of the brain, laughter engages multiple regions across the whole brain.
Get enough sleep
Lack of proper sleep has been associated with poor memory for quite a long time. Sleep plays a very important role in memory consolidation, the process in which short-term memories are strengthened and transformed into long-lasting memories.
Studies suggest, people who’ve quit smoking have better memory than those who are still smoking. This is because the same toxins that damage the lungs can harm areas of the brain related to memory.
Drink alcohol in moderation
Consuming too many alcoholic beverages can be detrimental to your health in many ways, including negatively impacting your memory. Binge drinking in a pattern raises your blood alcohol level which alters your brain and results in memory deficits.
When you’re stressed, your body produces stress hormones like cortisol. Cortisol has been proven to greatly damage the brain’s memory process, especially our ability to retrieve.
Your brain is mostly made of water. Water acts as a shock absorber for the brain and spinal cord. It helps our brain cells use nutrients. So just a small amount of dehydration can have a bad impact.
Caffeine has actually been shown to improve memory and reduce the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. However, having too much caffeine, or consuming it later in the day, can have the opposite effect as it can impair the sleeping process.
Spend more time outdoors
Getting out into nature is incredibly important for our emotional and physical health. Enjoying nature and getting enough fresh air can notably improve your memory.
Get rid of the extra weight
Several studies have established obesity as a risk factor for cognitive decline. The more overweight you are, the more your brain is likely to shrink and affect your memory.
Get your vitamin D levels tested
Vitamin D is an important nutrient that plays a vital role in how your body functions. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to a variety of health issues, including a reduction in cognitive function.
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