Strategies to improve memory

Everyone has the issue of skipping important points from memory, whether you are a student or an employee. Everyone struggles with their memory from time to time. We become more forgetful as we age, and by 45 the average person has a measurable decline in their memory ability. However, we have more control on our memory than we think. Here are some scientific strategies which could help you to boost your memory indubitably.

Eat well

One of the major reason our memory fails is because of all those free radicals traveling down in our DNA and cellular structure, resulting in oxidation of the brain. Just like a bicycle rusts when left in the rain, similar kinds of chemical processes are takes place inside our brain also. Eating antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, help to mitigate this problem. In addition, eating omega-three fats, found in fish or nuts detoxifies our mind and body.

Review Notes Before Going To Sleep

It is extremely helpful for students to review material right before going to sleep at night. It has been proven that when you go to sleep after learning something, you slow down the rate of memory deterioration (the rate at which you forget things) after you wake up. Any other task that is performed after reviewing and prior to sleeping (such as getting a snack, brushing teeth, listening to music) interferes with the information stored in memory.

Usage of Mnemonics    

When it comes to this technique the major ones include Acronyms. These include the first letter of the important points collectively remembered in the form of words. One example of this would be remembering the rainbow colors as the mnemonic word- “VIBGYOR” (Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange & Red).

Workout for brain

Various studies show that pushing your brain can boost your mental health and lowers your risk for Alzheimer’s. While you can find lots of brainstorming games on the Internet. We also suggest remaining socially active and involved with friends and activities. The idea is to train and not stress your brain. Find activities that are fun and not too difficult nor too easy.

Use chunking

Chunking is a way of grouping things to help you memorize them. Random lists of things (a shopping list, for example) can be especially difficult to remember. To make it easier, try categorizing the individual things from the list. For example, list all of the fruits together, the dairy products together, and the bread products together. Alternatively, you can chunk your list by the starting letter of each item; you need to pick up a tray of eggs,2 loaves of bread and one pack of coffee from the grocery store, remember one E, two B’s, and two C’s. As long as you remember the correct numbers, you should be able to recall the items in each letter group. Chunking is what we do when we list a phone number with dashes. Which one looks easier to memorize, 8564359820, or 856-435-9820?

Now that you are aware of the secrets to improve your memory, What are you waiting for?
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