5 Ways To Improve Your Memory

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Memory, Motivation | Comments Off on 5 Ways To Improve Your Memory

It is really important that you take care of your memory and your brain.  As we age our memory doesn’t get better.  In fact, the very opposite of it is true.  If you want to take care of your memory and your brain, as for everything else in life you should work for it.  When it comes to making your memory better, there are five easy ways in which you could achieve it.

  1. Exercise

olahraga-rutinIf you want to encourage your brain to work at its optimum capacity, you will have to stimulate then nerve cells in order for them to multiply, strengthen interconnections and protect themselves from damage.  Exercising releases proteins which are known as neurotrophic factors.  Regular exercise improves the blood flow to your brain, but it also helps you learn the new tasks more quickly.  A research has shown that individuals who exercise on a regular basis expanded their brain’s memory center for 1-2% per year.

  1. Eat Right

eating-rightIf you want to improve your memory you should eat right.  You’re eating habits play a crucial role in your memory.  If your wants to better your memory, you should eat fresh vegetables, and avoid: fats, sugar and grain carbohydrates. Curry, celery, broccoli, cauliflower and walnuts are not just powerful antioxidants, but they also have compounds which protect your brain and even stimulate the production of new brain cells.  Also, you should increase your animal-based omega-3 fat intake and decrease the omega-6 fats in your diet. Coconut oil is also very healthy for your brain.

  1. Sleep Enough

If you want to better your memory you should sleep more.  Sleep is known for enhancing your memories and even helps you practice in order to improve your performance of challenging skills.  A single night of sleeping can improve your ability to think clearly, but it is also responsible for your brain growth.  This is also true for infants.  Babies get brain boosts from their naps. Furthermore, even adults could use day naps, as they have been found to dramatically boost and restore your brainpower.

  1. Master A New Skill

Stimulating your neurological system you are reducing the risk of dementia and enhancing your health and well-being.  A key factor is that you are motivated in this skill and that it holds your attention.  A mentally stimulating activity will stimulate your brain and decrease the odds of having mild cognitive impairment as you age.

  1. Play Brain Games

brain-games-memory-410x290If you don’t challenge your brain, eventually it begins to deteriorate.  You can challenge your brain by using ‘brain games’ which you can play online.  Playing brain games at least 20 minutes a day will give the necessary plasticity to your brain and it will help you enhance and preserve your memory. Also, you should really enjoy these games and they shouldn’t be considered just another task you should cramp in your already busy schedule. If you feel brain games are not your thing, you could try to master a new skill, pick up a hobby or learn a new language.

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