Tips on How to Make our Memory Healthy
We always hear from people approaching their 50’s telling that their memory starts to fade away. They say that they have difficulties in recalling names even people they meet regularly. But then, this can also be found in younger people who were having difficulties dealing with stress and sleep deprivation.
Here are few tips on how to maintain our memory healthy:
Maintaining our physical body plays a big part in having a healthy memory. If our body is healthy and strong, our brain will also be healthy. Our brains thrive on oxygen, and the most productive way to help transport oxygen to the brain cells is through regular physical exercise. Any form of exercise that can gently raise your heart rate and leave you feeling slightly out of breath is a great way.
Aim to perform some physical exercise for about twenty minutes a day. Simple activity like taking a walk, climbing the stairs instead of the elevator and even window shopping are also good alternatives.
Foods for the brain
Our diet plays a great part in helping to keep our memory in full working order. Foods that are rich in the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E have been shown to aid memory. These vitamins are found in richly colored fruit and vegetables, such as berries, bananas, red peppers, spinach, celery and oranges. They help to keep up chemicals in the body known as free radicals, which can cause cell damage in the brain. Nutritional supplements containing antioxidants and vitamins can help transport oxygen to the brain cells. Does this not seem familiar? Juice Plus products (Garden, Orchard and Vineyard blends) that come from natural food extracts containing these essential nutrients are processed into capsules, chewables and powder form.
Fish oil, such as salmon, contains folic acid and several essential fatty acids particularly omega-3 oils, are vital for maintaining a healthy brain and nervous system.
We are what we thank about, so train ourselves not to affirm any negatives. If we tell that we are slowly losing our memory to someone, we are confirming that condition and will be stored in our sub-conscious mind. And when our conscious mind ask for the information about the name of a certain people, the sub-conscious mind will retrieve the information that you are losing your mind and cannot recall that name.
Rather than affirming the negatives, try these few words to trick your sub-conscious mind:
“My memory is getting better and better every day.”
Putting the memory into action
To check the results of our improving the health of our memory is to put it into work. Just like the muscles, if we don’t put our brain into work, the brain tends to lose its power of storing and recalling data if we don’t put it into action.
There are some simple games and activities that can help boost our memory if we do them regularly. One of the examples that I am doing is to recall from my memory the name of each person in our church that I will come across. Another one is giving names of the 52 deck cards and recalling the names you assigned them. Also, solving the Rubik’s Cube is known to be good in putting our brain into action.
There are more games that you can play to make our brain into action.