8 Memory Boosting Tips

by aevans
8 Memory Boosting Tips

If you have been feeling forgetful lately, try these 8 simple steps to increase your mental stamina.

  1. Exercise. Physical fitness often goes along with mental fitness.
  2. Continue to learn. Taking adult education classes, reading regularly, taking up a new hobby or playing Scrabble or another challenging game can keep your mind strong.
  3. Don't smoke. Studies show that smokers forget people's names and faces faster than nonsmokers.
  4. Eat a healthful diet. Maintaining a normal weight and eating antioxidants can help you avoid memory-impairing illnesses.
  5. Get enough sleep. Strive for eight hours to allow your brain to consolidate the day's lessons.
  6. Consider taking vitamins such as C and E. They might protect against some forms of dementia, though they probably won't protect against normal, age-related memory loss.
  7. Consider taking estrogen if you're a woman going through menopause. Drops in estrogen may contribute to memory loss so consider, with your doctor, whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
  8. Maintain social connections. Maintaining close ties with others seem to improve older people's mental performance.

 

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