Boosting brain health is always important, as having a healthy, sharp mind can do wonders for productivity and longevity. It’s hard to feel as though you’re forgetting things all the time, and increasing memory retention can help you feel more confident in your knowledge and ability to think on the spot.
Consume Omega 3s
Eating foods high in omega 3 fatty acids increase memory retention and improve overall brain health and function. I recommend eating all foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, berries, sardines and walnuts.
Learn Something New
Consistently “shock” the brain and mind in order to wow it with new feats and information. It’s nice to maintain curiosity, to learn and grow. Learn something new and exciting, something that might even take time and patience to tackle, so that the brain is active more frequently.
At this point this shouldn’t even be new info for you. Exercise is healthy AF for you and doing it regularly will boost memory retention. Exercising before completing a task can improve memory retention, due to release of dopamine and norepinephrine.
Not getting enough sleep can mess with our hormones, especially cortisol, which can lead to greater stress. Such stress can negatively hurt our brains and lower memory retention and mental alertness. Thus, getting 7 to 9 hours nightly should be a healthy habit that takes priority in order to reduce cognitive decline and be more productive in the day.
Be Disciplined And Organized
Staying organized improves greater health, productivity, and brain function. Being in a clutter-free area will boost concentration.
Incorporate at least 30 minutes of meditation into your daily routine, as meditation is been proven to increase memory retention. Set aside this amount of time either each morning to start off on a high note, mid-day to avoid that dreaded crash, or in the evening before bed to calm the body and mind for rejuvenation.
Be Consistent In Healthy Habits
For instance with meditation you gotta be consistent with your meditation practice. It is better to find ten minutes everyday than one hour on the weekends.
Use Coconut Oil
According to research by Dr. Mary Newport, coconut oil can boost brain function and memory retention. By adding 35ml a day, you can get enough healthy fats that are associated with increased brain power and function. Add some to oatmeal, smoothies, stirfry dishes, or just eat plain! Being so versatile, coconut oil is the perfect complement to many dishes.
By adding these healthy habits to your lifestyle, you’ll be better able to boost brain health and memory retention, in order to achieve greater, long-term health and happiness benefits and help combat the cognitive decline that comes with the aging process.
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