Boost Your Brain Power: Memory Tips

brain powerIt can be frustrating to forget little things throughout the day, especially if in the past you have had much better recall. MediLodge of Howell shares some tips for boosting your ability to store and recall information.

  • A great way to improve your memory is physical exercise. While you typically think of physical exercise as good for the body, it’s also an exceptional way to increase your memory. By increasing the supply of oxygen to your brain, exercise helps reduce your risk for diseases and disorders that eventually lead to memory loss.
  • Make sure you eat nutritious meals. Not only do fruits, vegetables and whole grains help your heart, they can also have a positive impact on your brain. Pay attention to what you drink as well; if you do not get enough water or you drink excessive amounts of alcohol, you may become confused and are less likely to remember important details.
  • Mnemonic devices can be a great way to help you memorize information. Mnemonics are simply a way to remember facts by associating them with some familiar image or word. For example, each element of a list could be associated with a flower that starts with the same letter, or you could turn the list into a memorable rhyme.
  • A common trend today is something called “brain training” which is the equivalent of exercise for the brain. Give it a try to improve your ability to focus, remember, and solve problems. The three basics of brain training are memory, visualization and reasoning. Do things that practice those three concepts to improve your brain’s functioning.
  • In order to remember important things, you may want to enlist the help of family or friends who have good memories. Tell them the important information you want to remember, so that you can ask them at a later date to remind you of this information. Just do not rely on someone else who has a bad memory!
  • When trying to improve your memory, brain stimulation and using your mind is important. Schedule a weekly game night with your friends or family and make your brain exercise fun. The mental workout received from games such as chess or Scrabble are very effective tools in boosting the power of your brain.

Healthy living can pay big dividends for the future of your mental health, and as you age, maintain that mental health with learning and brain stimulation.  The MediLodge Group encourages all it’s residents and staff with valuable health and wellness information through it’s Whole Person Wellness Program which stresses the inclusive aspects of healthy living that involve the mind, body and spirit.

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MediLodge of Howell

MediLodge of Howell

 

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