Secrets to Phenomenal Memory
Today, everyone both young and old wants to have a phenomenal memory. This probably has to do with the fact that there is so much more information to remember than ever before. Whether it’s credit card numbers, PINs, alarm codes, or telephone numbers, you just can’t afford to walk around without these numbers in your memory. However, there is no single secret to good memory; good memory is the result of several factors. Here are some of the things you can do to help you achieve the ultimate memory you need to succeed:
• Stay Sharp with Memory Games
The old adage about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks doesn’t apply to the human brain. Your brain has the ability to reshape itself and adapt to change even in old age. By stimulating your mind in the right way, you enable it to form new neural pathways while at the same time altering existing ones. The best way to keep your mind stimulated and improve memory is through the use of a memory training program. This program is scientifically designed to give your brain the full workout it needs through a variety of new, challenging, and fun memory games.
• Get Enough Sleep
When you don’t get enough sleep, your brain fails to operate at full capacity. You can’t think clearly when you are sleep-deprived and this affects your creativity and problem-solving abilities. In addition, the key stages of memory consolidation occur during the deep stages of sleep, and therefore if you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll have a hard time recalling information.
Aerobic exercise such as running and biking increases blood flow to the brain; increased blood flow automatically translates to increased oxygen and nutrient flow to the brain. This helps facilitate the growth of new cells in the brain’s hippocampus. Moreover, exercise keeps away the disorders which are associated with memory loss, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
• Manage Stress
Stress is an enemy to phenomenal memory because it destroys brain cells within the hippocampus, the part of the brain that is responsible for the formation of new memories and the retrieval of old memories. Although moderate amounts of stress can help one be more productive, too much stress is not particularly good in terms of improve one’s memory.
• Consume Brain-Boosting Foods
Your brain’s health is affected by what you eat. This is why you need to fill up your diet with lots of Omega-3 fatty acids from fatty fish such as tuna and salmon, choline from eggs and milk products, and antioxidants from fruits and vegetables. You might also want to include whole grains such as oatmeal and nuts (such as walnuts) because they promote blood flow to the brain. As mentioned earlier, increasing blood circulation to the brain is an easy way to improve memory.
About the author
ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of www.study-habits.com, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.