The brain is a constant chatterbox. Health experts say it is natural and normal for everyone. However, our thoughts and ideas are more organized when the mind pays less attention to these distractions absorbed by the mind daily.
How does one filter through these daily distractions and keep your memory sharp? Here are 5 tips to help enhance your memory.
Meditation has several mental health benefits. Health experts believe that meditating for at least 20 minutes daily can significantly improve concentration and attention. There are various mediation techniques. Choose one that works best for you and consistently practice the art for sustained benefits.
Regular exercise is good for the brain. And it’s best if workout routines become more like a culture rather than one-off appointments which you can barely sustain for the long haul. Research shows that consistently working out for years can improve memory and even reduce one’s susceptibility to memory problems, as you age.
Read as much as you can
Reading does for the mind what physical exercise does for the body. It accelerates the formation of new connections and neurons, stimulating and exercising the brain. Experts recommend engaged leisure reading especially for older adults, experiencing memory challenges.
Did you know that your diet choices can negatively affect how sharp your memory is? As the popular statement goes ‘you are what you eat’ and that holds true for overall wellness including mental health.
Studies show that vegetable oils and refined carbs like sugar can increase blood sugar levels, leading to memory challenges. Nutritionists say brain-boosting diet options such as dark leafy vegetables, and pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants such as vitamin C and other essential nutrients that can significantly improve your memory.
Have enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is crucial for a sharp and retentive memory. Harvard researchers believe that sleeping allows the brain to process new information and consolidate it for later. Ensure your sleep is restful enough since the brain significantly stabilizes memories during deep stages of sleep.
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