Human Memory | Retaining And Improving

One of the most sought after subjects regarding the brain is how to improve human memory.
As we get older, finding ways to help retain and improve one's memory would seem to be a no-brainer.


Don't feel alone if your brain's memory-power isn't quite as dependable as it used to be. Health units report that workshops involving the brain and memory improvement are full to capacity soon after they are announced. Not surprising to learn, being that the age profile of the population is rapidly becoming older.
Recent research has made it evident that there is a good deal you are able to do to help keep your brain healthy and enhance your memory.

Human Memory | Retaining And Improving
Mental Exercise: 

Research tells us that people who use their brains to play games, memorize famous quotes solve puzzles, read books and take on new challenges, do much better than people not vigorously using their brains. The brain appears to require continued challenges to retain or enhance its strength. Recent studies show that keeping the mind active helps keep the brain working to optimum performance.  It has become apparent that ongoing intellectual challenges stimulate the formation of nerve connections and help to retain and improve memory.

Chronic Stress: 
Psychologists know that prolonged stress can cause amnesia or otherwise adversely affect memory. Chronic stress as well as depression and anxiety elevates your body's production of the adrenal hormone cortisol. Chronic stress and cortisol appear to be an ongoing cause of erosion the hippocampus, the brain's center for memory and learning. Recent research shows that individuals who had continuously high levels of cortisol, performed poorly on memory tests and had a notably smaller hippocampus. The hippocampus has a central role in memory processes.


Try To Keep Physically Active: 
Physical exercise is thought to help the brain and memory by improving the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the brain as well as reducing stress levels. It's believed that exercise promotes the formation of new neurons and neuronal connections.

Eat A Brain Food Diet: 
A brain-healthy diet will help increase your intake of foods known to be good for the brain and may help protect brain cells. Consider a vitamin and/or mineral supplement.

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