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9 Significant Ways To Boost Your Memory by Healthyway15: 11:15am On Jul 31, 2021
Feeling forgetful? Don't fret. You may find it difficult to remember new events, recall one or more memories of the past, or both. Memory lapses can occur at any age. However; thanks to decades of research, there are various strategies we can use to protect and sharpen our brain. Here are nine ways you might want to try :

1) Practice Daily Meditation
According to researchers, meditation can increase blood flow in the brain and improve memory. It is relaxing and soothing, and has been found to reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure, prevent cognitive decline, and an overall improvement in psychological well-being.

2) Get Enough Sleep
People tend to forget about the importance of sleep. While you sleep, your brain is cleansed and refreshed. It plays an important role in helping you consolidate your memories, so you can recall them down the road. Make getting enough sleep a priority. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning. Getting a regular 7 - 8 hours of sleep is sure to help your brain.

3) Use Memory Tricks
When you have trouble with everyday memory, it helps to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Every time you learn a new name or word, say it out loud and repeat it to seal it in your brain. To help with recall, post sticky notes around the home and office or set reminders on your phone so you'll know when it's time to take your medicine or head to an important meeting.

4) Watch What You Eat
Following a healthy dietary pattern is essential for your brain health. Choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and beans. These heart-healthy foods are also good for better brainpower. Avoid/limit intake of refined foods and sugar, alcohol for better memory performance.

5) Engage Your Brain
The old saying “use it or lose it” applies to your memory and other cognitive functions. Just like physical exercise, mental exercise is good for you. Play cards, volunteering, join a book club, do crossword puzzles, watch football games with friends, or play a brain-training app. Any mentally challenging activity will keep your mind sharp and alert.

6) Stay Socially Engaged
The more social connections someone has, the better he/she is at preserving mental function and memory. Social interaction also helps your mood. We see a lot more depression in people who are socially isolated. People are good for your brain!

7) Take Fish Oil Supplements
Many studies have shown that consuming fish and fish oil supplements help improve memory, especially in older people. Fish supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids have an incredible impact on the brain, especially when it comes to memory loss and depression.

8 Get Checked
If memory loss affects your ability to complete your usual daily activities or if you notice your memory getting worse — talk to your doctor. He or she will likely do a physical test, as well as check your memory and problem-solving skills. Treatment will depend on what's contributing to your amnesia.

9) Stay Focused And Positive
If you are trying to remember vital pieces of information, stay focused on the task at hand and resist the urge to multi-task. Don’t worry so much. Keeping positive about memory loss, and life in general, can help your brain to function better. If you believe you can do something about memory loss, you are likely to see better results.

Following a brain-healthy lifestyle can do big things for your brain. Add these science-backed tips to your daily routine to boost your brain health and keep your memory in top condition.
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Re: 9 Significant Ways To Boost Your Memory by Healthyway15: 10:25pm On Jul 31, 2021
A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. As you age, there’s a lot you can do to improve your memory and mental performance.

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