10 Ways to Improve Your Memory and Boost Brainpower

Lifehack suggests a number of methods you can use to unlock the full potential of your brain:

Exercise

Obesity can cause serious harm to you brain, and without regular exercise plaque starts to build up in your arteries reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain.

Eliminate stress

Anything that causes you major stress can damage the parts of your brain responsible for memory.  Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression.

Get a good night’s sleep

During sleep, your brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

Write it down

Writing things down literally exercises the part of your brain responsible for memory.

Listen to music

Research shows that music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

Feed your brain

About 60 percent of your brain’s overall weight is pure fat.  Eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory.

Visual concepts

It helps many people if they visualize the information they are studying.

Teach someone else

Teaching concepts to others helps to enhance understanding and recall.

Do crossword puzzles, read, or play cards

These keep your brain active and delay memory loss.

Eat eggs

Eggs contain B vitamins, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats, all of which help keep your nervous system in tip-top shape.
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