7 Ways to Protect your Memory

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 27, 2013

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    A new font

    A research published in Cognition, an international journal of cognitive science, claims that reporting a feature from short-term memory boosts its long-term memory representation. Change the font of your memo list and let your brain notice the new font. Expect yourself to remember everything for much longer.

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    Scan the Area

    Next time you park your car; do a to and fro scan of the surroundings behind and on the sides of the car. It will help you remember your parking spot.  Researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University in England claim that practicing this simple eye movement around an object, increases long-term memory of the object by 20%.

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    Search the Web

    According to a recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles, regularly spending some time searching for something, stimulates the part of your frontal lobe that controls short-term memory and is said to boost its function.

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    Work out

    A study published in the journal, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, claims that doing an intense workout improves ability to memorise vocabulary by 20%.

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    Drink a Little

    The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has published an analysis which states that people who had less than seven alcoholic drinks per week had the lowest risk for cognitive impairment, compared with women who didn’t drink at all and those who had much more.

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    Eat Carbohydrates

    A Tufts University study has found a relation between carbohydrates in your diet and your memory.  The study states that people who eliminated carbohydrates from their diets performed worse on memory-based tasks than those who included carbohydrates in their diets.

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    Floss Twice

    If you don’t floss regularly, your gums may become inflamed, making it easier for bad bacteria to enter your bloodstream where it can cause inflammation throughout your body, including in the brain. Such inflammation in the brain can lead to cognitive dysfunction.

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