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6 Ways To Improve Your Memory

16 May 2016 by Venetia Sng

What time is that doctor’s appointment? Where did you place that book? Why did you walk to the bedroom? Did you need to get something? If all those sounds familiar, your memory may be failing you. But no frets because a healthy lifestyle can improve your brain health. These tips below will help you sharpen your memory and keep it robust for years to come.

#1 Eat Healthy

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What you eat plays a crucial role for your memory. For example, vegetables like celery, broccoli and walnuts contain antioxidants and other compounds that protect your brain health and even stimulate the production of new brain cells. Time to change up that diet of yours and try to avoid food with too much sugar and grain carbohydrates.

#2 Exercise Regularly

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Get your brain to work at optimum capacity by exercising regularly as it strengthens nerve cell connections and causes brain cells to multiply. A study also revealed that regular exercise not only improved blood flow to the brain but also helped people to learn new tasks faster as compared to people who rarely exercise. 

#3 Don’t Multitask

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Multitasking is an attempt to do as many things as possible simultaneously and as fast as possible. It’s ironic because multitasking may actually slow you down as it makes errors more common as you get more forgetful. Instead of trying to complete multiple tasks at one go, focus on one task at a time and you may find yourself finishing things faster.

#4 Sleep Well

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Sleep is key time when your brain solidifies the connections between neurons. People who nap remembers better as compared to those who didn’t nap. Get at least seven hours of sleep a day (including naps) and you’ll find yourself less forgetful.

#5 Play Games

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Don’t let that brain deteriorate and get that appropriate stimulus by playing games. No matter if it’s board games like chess or video games like Dark Souls, as long as you challenge your brain with new and fresh information, you can counteract this degeneration. 

#6 Try Mnemonic Devices

Acronym-Solar-System

Mnemonic devices are tools to help you remember better by organising information into an easier-to-remember format. Acronyms (pictured above) is one such device. Another example being beryllium, gold and titanium is BE-AU-TI-ful.

Image Credits: pixabay, shuttershock

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