Science behind improving memory
  • Memory is a skill and so can be improved with practice and healthy habits.
  • Neuroplasticity is our brain's capacity to change and grow through life experiences...in a nutshell, learning and memory.
  • Scientists have discovered, our memory capacity isn't fixed. It's possible to optimize neuroplasticity through brain exercises and taking care of our body.

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How to Improve Memory: Power, Concentration, Retention, and Focus

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Learn & recall something new to improve memory
  • New skills keep your brain constantly challenged. It's like going to the gym...the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Learn something that commands your full attention.
  • Learn, repeat, & then challenge yourself to recall without looking. Retrieval creates long-term results.
  • Simple tweaks go a long way. 1️⃣Control the urge to google everything. Give your brain time to give you the answer. 2️⃣When you use GPS to get somewhere, challenge yourself to return home without using it.

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Healthy habits for better focus and memory
  • Declutter your desk & mental space. An organized person has easier time remembering things.
  • Stick to a sleep schedule that works for you and practice sleep hygiene. No bright screens an hour before bedtime.
  • Mind your diet. Include more nuts, omega-3s, veggies, fruits, herbs, spices, & whole grains....and red wine. Avoid sugar & fat.
  • Exercise hlps create new brain cells. Walking is a great choice.
  • 8-10 glasses of water per day.
  • Drink coffee, but in moderation and not after evening.
  • Maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI).

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Relax to improve memory
  • Socializing is good for emotional and brain health. Just a 10-minute talk with a positive supportive person has been shown to improve memory.
  • Studies show that meditation helps improve several cognitive functions, like focus, concentration, memory, and learning.
  • Walk in the park, gardening...basically spending time in nature helps memory and focus.
  • One study from 2012 found that a mere 20 minutes of yoga significantly improved participants’ speed and accuracy on memory tests.

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