How to have super memory
By Mugdha Chandorkar, Child Counselor
To improve brain power and memory a boost a few tips, exercises and concentration techniques need to be used by students. As you age, a lot can be done to enhance mental performance and memory. There are a number of things to do including giving the brain a work out, sleeping and exercising well, relaxing, using memorization techniques and spending fun time with friends, consuming brain boosting foods and enhancing the ability to learn.
- Avoid Skimping on Sleep or Exercise
When the brain is nurtured with healthy habits and diet, the ability to retain information also increases, so avoid skimping on sleep or exercise. When you perform exercise the brain also gets exercised and its ability to recall information, improves. The brain gets sufficient oxygen, and disorder risk is reduced. Brain cells are protected and helpful chemicals are released in the brain with effective exercise. A good night’s sleep helps in consolidation of memory.
- Spend fun time with friends
If your life is full of fun and friends then it can have cognitive benefits. Hanging out and going out with friends, makes a better past time than just keeping on doing serious activities all the time.
- The ultimate booster for memory – Healthy Relationships
By nature, man is a social animal and is not meant to thrive in isolation. One of the best exercises and stimulation for the brain is to interact with others. Emotional health depends greatly on a strong support system and meaningful relationships. Memory decreases at the slowest rate, if the social life is active. You could talk to friends over the phone, join a club, go out for movies and outings as part of a memory boosting exercise.
- Laugh and activate your brain
Multiple regions across the brain get engaged when you laugh. If you work out punch lines and listen to jokes, it helps activating the brain which is important for creativity and learning. People feel free to associate with others. If there is any embarrassing moment in your life then share it with others and laugh at yourself also, at times. Take life less seriously. Look out for something funny and laugh uninhibitedly. There are a lot of people who find humor and enjoyment in everyday life. They spread contagious laughter and have a playful point of view. Wherever possible, put up funny pictures or photos, including the screensaver of your computer. Try to emulate small children, laugh and take life lightly.
Prevent stress from taking a heavy toll on the brain by meditating and practicing yoga. Lack of concentration and a sluggish mind is one of the symptoms of stress. If you meditate then it can make a big difference to memory and cognitive abilities.
- Keep a check on Stress
One of the worst enemies of thehumankinds have is stress. It can destroy the hippocampus and the brain cells, preventing formation of new memories and retrieving old ones.
- Improve your food intake
Brain health improves with omega 3 fatty acids intake. So add fish intake and lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease as well. For vegetarians, options like soybeans, pumpkin seeds are also available. Eat antioxidant packed vegetables and fruits, drink green tea, limit saturated fat, alcohol and high calorie intake.
- Working out the Brain
As you keep growing, neural pathways keep developing in your brain in millions, to execute different tasks that are familiar and that too with minimal brain effort. Instead of sticking to these paths that are well worn it is important to stimulate the brain, shaking it up for development and growth. Get involved in challenging, new and fun activities, puzzles to strengthen brain power and ensure easier memorization.
You will need to be mentally sharp, whether you are a student or a senior professional and if these few methods are followed you can certainly enhance your brain power.