Why is it that some of us have better or stronger memory? The answer lies in the health and vitality of one’s brain. If you are not too happy with how your memory is right now, you can still do plenty of things to give it a powerful boost.
You can improve your memory as well as your mental performance with various things. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a student, a working professional or a senior. There are plenty of things you can do to help sharpen your memory!
Don’t believe the old saying that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. Well, this may be true for dogs but science explains that this is not applicable to the human brain. The truth is our brains have an amazing ability to adapt as well as change even in old age. This is referred to as neuroplasticity. The brain can form new neural pathways and can change connections that already exist, as well as adapt and react in different and changing ways so long as it is given the right stimulation.
The brain has this amazing ability to reshape in order to learn. This also holds true in memory. You have the power to harness your brain’s natural ability of neuroplasticity. Once you do, you would be able to add on your cognitive prowess, improve your capability of learning new things and strengthen your memory!
So how do you do this?
Here are simple things that will help you harness your brain’s power and enhance your memory!
Don’t miss out on exercise and sleep!
You should think of your brain as an athlete. We all know that athletes rely on regular exercise and training, proper nutrition and enough rest to be able to give out their best performance. The same is true with your brain!
Exercising the body means exercising the brain.
You’re probably wondering how. Whenever you exercise there is an increase of oxygen to your brain which cuts down risk of certain disorders such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases that can cause memory loss. The brain releases helpful chemicals whenever we exercise and exercising itself can boost the effects of these helpful brain chemicals and even offer protection on the brain cells.
Want to improve your memory? Sleep on it!
The brain is not able to function at its full capacity when it lacks sleep. When you deprive your brain of its much needed sleep, your abilities in problem solving, creativity skills as well as critical thinking skills are all compromised. So whether you are a student, a professional or someone with a very busy life schedule, depriving yourself of sleep will surely make things worse. Research has shown that sleep is crucial for learning and memory since it is during the deepest stages of sleep when the key memory-enhancing activity occurs.
We’ll be sharing other things that can help enhance your learning abilities and strengthen your memory in our future posts.
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