8 Tips to Improve Your Memory
As you grow old, your memory starts to deteriorate. Occasional memory lapses such as forgetting names or misplacing things becomes commonplace. Don’t worry; we’re here to help improve your memory.
1. Get Enough Sleep
Lack of proper sleep has been associated with having poor memory. Sleep plays a hugely important role, especially in short-term memory. Research shows that if you are sleeping poorly, you’ll be negatively impacting your memory. Try to sleep between 7 and 9 hours each night.
2. Brain Training
Just like our muscles, the brain also needs some mental workouts to stay healthy. Doing a 15-minute brain-training activity every day can significantly improve your brain function.
3. Eat Less Sugar
Scientists have linked eating too much sugar to many health issues and chronic diseases. Extra sugar can lead to poor memory and reduced brain volume. Cutting back on sugar not only helps your memory but also improves your overall health.
4. Drink Less Alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol can also negatively impact your memory, as well as your overall health. Alcohol has neurotoxic effects on the brain and binge-drinking can damage the hippocampus, the part of the brain that plays a vital role in memory.
A research paper from 2018 found that meditation improves brain function, reduces markers of brain degeneration and helps to develop short-term and long-term memory.
6. Avoid Consuming Too Many Calories
High-calorie diets can lead to obesity and also impair your memory, due to inflammation in particular parts of the brain. So, eat less to both improve both mind and body.
7. Consider Taking Supplements
If you're still struggling with memory impairment despite following the steps above, consider taking omega 3 supplements like fish oil. Many studies have shown that consuming these types of supplements may improve memory, especially in older people. Low levels of vitamin D have also been linked to a reduction in cognitive function. Get a blood test to find out if you need some vitamin D supplements (or a nice sunbathing holiday!)
8. Add Some Spice and Deliciousness to Your Diet
Consuming curcumin and dark chocolate (yes, really!), which contain antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients, can be particularly beneficial for your brain.
As you can see there are many fun, simple and even delicious ways to improve your memory. Try adding these ideas to your daily routine to boost your brain function and keep your memory in a good condition. Share our list with someone who could benefit from this advice, and don’t forget to follow us on social media.