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5 brain techniques to improve your memory

5 brain techniques to improve your memory


A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. The human brain has neutroplasticity, which basically means it has the ability to adapt and change, even into old age. There are lots of things you can do to improve your memory and mental performance, as follow:


Brain Tip 1: Have sufficient exercise and sleep

Having sufficient physical exercise can enhance your ability to proves and recall information as it increases the amount of oxygen transported to the brain and reduces the risk of disorders that can lead to memory loss (e.g diabetes and cardiovascular diseases).

If you are sleep deprived, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and critical thinking skills are compromised. Besides, sleep is critical to learning and memory as it is necessary for memory consolidation, which mostly occurs during the deep sleep phase.


Brain Tip 2: Make time for socialising and having fun

Relationships stimulate our brains and interacting with others may be the best kind of brain exercise. In addition to improving brain health, emotional health is also improved. It is found that people with most active social lives had the slowest rate of memory decline. So join a club/ activity or make an effort to see friends more often. Even socialising with pets can help.


Brain Tip 3: Meditate regularly

Meditation is known to improve many different types of conditions, including depression, anxiety, chronic pain, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Meditation also can improve focus, concentration, creativity, and learning and reasoning skills. Regular meditators have more activity in the left prefrontal cortex, which is associated with feelings of joy and equanimity. It also encourages more connections between brain cells, which ultimately increases mental clarity and memory ability.


Brain Tip 4: Eat brain-boosting food

Diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and unsaturated fats will provide lots of health benefits, in addition to improving memory.  Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (i.e salmon, tuna, sardine, walnuts, soybean etc) as it boost brainpower and lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Besides, eat more fruits and leafy vegetables (spinach, broccoli etc) as they are packed with antioxidants; they protect brain cells from damage. Drink wine, especially red wine in moderation as it is rich is resveratrol, which boosts blood flow into the brain and improves memory and cognition. Excess of alcohol, however may damage brain cells. One thing to note is that you must avoid diets high in saturated fats (i.e red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese etc.) as it impairs concentration and memory. For mental energy, choose complex carbohydrates.


Brain Tip 5: Exercise your brain regularly

Mental brain puzzles performed on a daily basis help strengthen your brain by activating new neural pathways. The activity you choose should be new, challenging and fun. Also, try to practice around the same time every day as consistent cycles aid in the development of new neural pathways. Exercises to try out include as memorizing a poem or a shopping list, playing chess, enjoying a crossword puzzle. Besides that, try using you non-dominant hand to carry out daily activities such as brushing your teeth, combing your hair, eat etc. This practice stimulates communication between the two hemispheres of the brain, helping to improve mental capacity as well as physical balance..

Wed, 16 Sep 2015

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