Too often, we neglect the wellness of our memory in the midst of our ongoing physical care. But as we age, it becomes increasingly important to safeguard our memory’s health, just as much as any physical aspect of our health. Because a healthy life stems from a good balance between the mind and the body.
The tips below will help you keep your memory active and invigorated, so you can maintain the harmony between your mental and physical well-being:
1. Keep your mind energetic – Just as you can get a better physique with an active body, you can also train utilize your ‘brain’ to increase its strength. Doing things like solving crossword puzzles, word games or number games like Sudoku, and reading are all great ways to keep your brain activity at optimum level. The busier your brain is doing constructive tasks, the stronger it gets.
2. Be social – Humans are by nature social creatures. Mingling with people in soci-ety promotes a healthy and diverse exchange of thoughts, ideas, and concepts. Being out amongst family and friends can also help release inner tension and pressures in your routine, breaking up the monotony and even sparking creativity.
3. Play memory games – Memory games, in all forms, are crucial tasks that help motivate your brain to remember things—long term and short term. Even simple memory games can have a huge impact, such as making a grocery list and attempting to remember everything without referring to the list. The more memory games you play, the better your memory will be.
4. Get enough rest – Being well-rested is an extremely important part of your daily life. Getting enough sleep at night helps refresh your mind and body for the next day, which affects your energy and stress levels. A tired mind cannot function correctly. Not getting enough sleep can make you sluggish and unable to focus. If you have trouble sleeping or have irregular sleep patterns, power naps during the day can reinvigorate you when you need it most.
5. Include Omega-rich fish in your diet – Fish is the richest source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Research shows that those people who don’t eat fish at least once a week are prone to things like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Ideally, you should eat cold-water fish, such as wild salmon and halibut. Opt for naturally caught or wild-caught fish, rather than frozen or farmed fish.
6. Keep a routine – Routines help give you structure. And if you’re prone to for-getting things easily, planning things out can help streamline your home and work life. Taking time to make to-do lists, keeping notes and logs, and keeping a regular routine of activities can offer great relief and be beneficial to productivity. If you have a habit of forgetting things easily, plan the things properly at home and workplace.
7. Exercise regularly – There are numerous benefits to regular exercise, not just physical benefits either. Exercise, especially cardiovascular exercises, pumps oxygen into the blood, which stimulates the brain with nutrients like protein, vitamins, and minerals. And it’s been proven that regular workouts stimulate brain activity and helps keep your mind sharp.