[dropcap]I[/dropcap]SLAMABAD – When it comes to the functioning of your brain and your memory the saying is “use it or lose it”. But there are plenty of other things you can do to stay mentally sharp and keep your memory strong.
Here are ways to improve memory, Read on!
Discover new aromas. When you wake up in the morning, try to inhale something with a strong aroma, like coffee powder or rosemary herb. Scientists conclude that aromas profoundly affect people’s cognitive abilities. The stronger your sense of smell, the sharper your memory.
A diet for memory
Scientists recommend eating foods that are high in antioxidants (blueberries, apples, bananas, dark green vegetables, garlic, carrots), as they neutralise electrons, or free radicals, that weaken the memory. The brain also benefits from healthy fats, like Omega-3 fatty acid, found in fish and nuts.
Make your brain sweat (think)! Games like Sudoku and crossword puzzles challenge your recall powers and test your memory. You can play chess, scrabble or learn a new language to challenge the brain. Avoid monotony. Take a new route to work or brush your teeth with the opposite hand. In short, do the unpredictable.
Sleep over it
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