Are you one who sets down your keys and then can’t remember where you put them? Or find you can’t think of a word. Maybe you have a hard time recalling peoples’ names. You walk in a room to get something and then find you can’t remember what it was. These things happen off and on to all of us but over time can become a concern if you don’t address them.
You can strengthen your memory by doing simple exercises that strengthen and expand the hippocampus. In Alzheimer’s this shrinks. We need to keep stimulating the brain as we age so we don’t lose our memory process.
Here are some things you can do to strengthen your brain power:
- Meditation- it reduces stress and helps the individual focus better
- Thinking through complex subjects
- Doing puzzles (ie. Suduko, Crossword, Picture Differences and Word Search)
- Aerobic Exercise (20-60 minutes, five or six times a week daily)
- Sleep (8 hours a night)
- Eat fish (3 servings per week to get good fats)
- Take an Omega Supplement (DHA/EPA help the brain)
- Take 100 mg Phosphatidylserine twice per day
- Include some whole eggs in your meal planning (the yolk has many nutrients that help your brain function) Fat and cholesterol are essential for brain health
- Watch your carbohydrate consumption, especially from high glycemic choices, they can make you more tired
- Play the piano or another instrument
It does take practice to strengthen your brain. Work on memorizing things, even if just your grocery list. Create picture associations or a story to help you think of the things on your list. The more obscure it is the better you will do. Practice, practice, practice, if you don’t use it you will lose it!
Contact Caroline Smith at 303 471 4725. You can visit her website at www.metabolismmagic.com to learn more about her services.