You Don’t Need to Wait for Old Age to Start Improving Your Memory

You Don’t Need to Wait for Old Age to Start Improving Your Memory

April 15, 2012  |  Memory Techniques

Although most people don’t worry about memory loss until they start getting older, age does not matter as long as you are ready to boost your brain power and start memory training. You don’t need to think that age-related brain problems are a given. The human mind is too complex to be limited by preventable weaknesses. In addition, some people don’t lose any mental skills as they age. With proper training and practice, you can be one of them.

In fact, your ability to learn is never limited. You should always be ready to entertain new ideas and expand your present knowledge. To improve your memory you’ll need to accept that it is possible to change the way your brain works, and that keeping your brain healthy is important. A healthy brain is necessary for optimum brain power and the healthier your brain is, the more you are equipped to remember.

You might think that you’re an “old dog” who can’t learn new tricks, since as you get older you generally become more and more accustomed to your current ways. However, when it comes to brain health, your ability to learn is never dependent on age. It is and will always rely on persistence. Below are a couple of tips that will assist you in exercising and improving your memory skills:

Get daily exercise and proper rest. Never skip nor skimp on these two aspects of your routine. Do not be satisfied with just a few hours of sleep. Treating your body in the manner that it should be treated is like giving your brain cells that necessary boost to keep them functioning. Physical exercise, as always, promotes blood circulation and good brain function. Sleep deprivation, meanwhile, may lead to memory loss and other health risks.

Keep everything in perspective through fun and recreation. Make time for family gatherings and get-togethers with friends. Keeping a healthier mind translates to keeping your mind and attitude happier. Having a positive attitude towards life is key to resolving problems helps you reduce stress and avoid distractions. You may not realize this, but stress is one cause of memory loss according to several studies.

Eat healthier. Fill your grocery cart with brain-boosting foods. Stock up on fruits and vegetables. Keep saturated fats and bad cholesterol in check. Eat more fish like tuna and sardines for your daily requirement of Omega fatty acids.

Lastly, start memory training through brain enhancement software. Enrich yourself and improve your language and memory skills by using mnemonic devices, and use visualization, acronyms even rhymes and repetition as part of your training. In fact, all these strategies are normally part of any good memory enhancement software and should be presented as part of the training program in a comprehensive manner for easy usage.

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.


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