From practising mental exercises to refraining from substance abuse, you can sharpen your memory functions, Hindustan Times reported.
According to nutritionists, here few tips on sharpen memory through a few practices and lifestyle changes have been discussed:
Mental exercise: Practices that can exercise the mind and the memory such as solving puzzles, reading books or learning a new language.
Proper sleep: A proper sleep of at least 7-8 hours in a day involves the brain storing and processing information properly and keeping the memory healthy.
Passion: When we are passionate about something, we try multiple times to get better at it. This creates hard wires in the brain and improves memory functions.
Healthy diet: A diet consisting of antioxidant rich fresh fruits, vegetables, Omega-3 fat induced foods and fibrous grains help in sharpening the mind.
Alcohol: The nutritionist recommends that we must quit alcohol as it kills brain cells and reduces alertness and memory functions.
Meditation: It helps in destressing the mind, improving concentration and memory as well.
Stress: Stress can be disastrous for the memory, and hence should be avoided.
Substance abuse: Addictive practices such as alcohol, tobacco and use of drugs have severe negative impacts on the memory as well.
Fast foods: It is important to avoid fast food items as they are deprived of nutrients and hence, adversely affect the memory.