How to improve your memory? Here are few tips on how.

How good is your memory? Do you keep forgetting where you put your stuff, can’t remember names of people you have just met? Here are few ways you can improve and sharpen your memory.

Stay Mentally Active
Everyone knows the importance of staying physically active to keep his/her body in shape. The same is true for your mind. There are all kinds of mentally stimulating activities which can keep your brain in good shape. Experts suggest reading newspaper, solving crossword puzzles or learning something new like a musical instrument can also be stimulating for your brain. Brain is like any other part in your body. Stay active, keep it healthy.

Socializing with people who share similar interests and likes can ward off any kind of stress or depression. Both of these can contribute to memory loss. You should never miss chance to get together with friends and loved ones. Whenever you are invited to a party or dinner, don’t think too much about it and just go; enjoy. In fact, when you meet different kinds of people, you engage in conversations that keep you active and sharp.

Stay Organised
According to studies, people tend to forget things when their houses are cluttered or are not well-organized. You should always keep a journal or jot down important appointments, events and tasks. Maintaining a calendar is always the best way to sharpen your memory. A checklist will help you remember things better. You can also choose to keep your keys and other essential things in a specific place. Once you start keeping your essentials in a specific place, it will gradually become a habit and you won’t even need to stress your brain to find certain things.

Limit your distractions. You should never try to perform too many tasks at the same time. Multi-tasking is only for computers. Try to focus on the information you want to remember. This will help you recall it later. In fact, it may help you remember specific things like songs and so on. Even if you don’t remember the exact thing, you will surely remember something familiar if you focus.

Go for a daily Physical Activity
Regular physical activity improves blood flow to your body and brain. This keeps your memory sharp. Most of the health experts believe that healthy adults should involve themselves in half an hour of moderate aerobic activity per week. In fact, 30 minutes of walk every day is also fine.

Eat a Healthy Diet
Staying healthy is very important. Brain being a part of your body is affected by the diet you take. So it’s always advised to have healthy diet to stay sharp. Try to increase your intake of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Low-fat protein foods like lean meat, fish and skinless poultry will also be better. Drink a lot of water, but cut down alcohol from your daily routine. Alcohol and other drugs can lead to memory loss.

Try to Manage Chronic Conditions
If you are suffering from any chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes or depression, you should always consult a doctor and follow his or her recommendations. If you are able to manage chronic conditions, you will be able to relieve stress and sharpen your memory. You should also check your medications and discuss them with your doctor. Some medications tend to have an impact on your memory.


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