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Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Tips for Improving Your Memory

While it's normal to be forgetful every now and then, it can be frustrating, to say the least. Fortunately, there are plenty of everyday tips to help you exercise your brain and improve your memory naturally!

Get Better Quality Sleep

When it comes to improving your memory, getting good quality rest each night is essential. Getting enough sleep helps your brain process new information and consolidate it into memories, improving your ability to recall that information later on.

Be sure to get the recommended amount of sleep each night that is recommended for your age group:

  • School-age children: 9-11 hours
  • Teens: 8-10 hours
  • Young adults: 7-9 hours
  • Adults: 7-9 hours
  • Older adults: 7-8 hours

Maintain a Healthy Weight

While most people know that maintaining a healthy weight is essential when it comes to supporting your overall health and wellness, research has shown that obesity can be linked to a decline in cognitive brain function. Obesity is also linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Try Meditation

Practicing meditation can bring on a host of mental and physical health benefits, from reducing stress levels to lowering your blood pressure. But did you know this practice can also help to improve your memory? Research has shown that meditation can help to increase the amount of grey matter in the brain, ultimately preserving your memory and cognitive brain function as you age!

Exercise Your Brain

Along with being a fun way to pass your free time, finding new hobbies can help to support healthy brain function and your memory. Engaging in activities that challenge your critical thinking and problem-solving skills helps to stimulate the connections between your brain cells and promotes the production of new brain cells.

Some excellent activities that can help challenge your brain include:

  • Puzzle games
  • Reading
  • Painting
  • Playing an instrument
  • Word games
  • Math problems
  • Drawing

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