The Easiest Ways to Improve Memory
The human mind is very interesting. It’s simply amazing how the mind can store and retrieve countless bits of information over the years. But as people age, memory often slows down. According to experts, constantly stimulating the memory can help improve and keep it healthier. Using a memory software can be a good way to accomplish this, because this program is scientifically designed to help sharpen and exercise the brain.
Good memory software helps in memory training in many ways. There are techniques to teach you to remember words and ideas better. There are methods to avoid forgetfulness. Some systems include many exercises, ideas, and guidelines for remembering information more effectively. Aside from using memory programs available online, here are several other simple and easy ways to improve memory.
Get enough sleep
Studies have found that people who sleep for about seven to eight hours each night tend to have a better memory. That is because during sleep, your brain processes and stores memories, especially the newly acquired information you received during the previous day.
Develop new interests
Having new and diverse hobbies and interests can keep your mind more fertile and sharp. Trying new things and actions each day helps stimulate your brain even more.
Write it down
Write down things or ideas you want to remember. Research has found that the activity of writing prompts oxygenated blood to flow more effectively to brain areas that are specifically responsible for memories. It’s a good idea to write detailed emails, keep a daily journal, or maintain a blog so you can help yourself improve your capacity to memorize information.
Eat ‘superfoods’ for the brain
It is estimated that about 50% to 60% of the overall weight of the brain is pure fat, which insulates the billions of neurons or nerve cells therein. The better a cell is insulated, the faster it can send messages and retrieve information. Eating nutritious foods with healthy fats is important for retaining long-term memory.
Do physical stretching
The human brain accounts for 2% of your body weight. However, it accounts for up to 15% of the blood flow and oxygen use. Regular stretching (especially after exercising) will keep the brain arteries unclogged and open. Make stretching a habit and you will definitely improve memory, as well as developing a more relaxed attitude, greater flexibility, and increased energy.
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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.