Ways to improve your memory

Published on February 3rd, 2012
Ways to improve your memory

We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, “you’ve got the memory of a goldfish”, implying that goldfish have really bad memory right? Well, that’s wrong.

The myth has been busted, and goldfish do not have a three-second-memory span, in actual fact, its three-months long, putting them in the same boat as elephants. Enough about animals and their memory.

Between the hustle and bustle of life, recalling minor details have become quite a task. Here are a couple of things you could try to improve your memory. The full article can be read on www.lifeslittlemysteries.com.

Wake up and smell the rosemary
Scientists have found that aromas can profoundly affect people’s cognitive abilities. After conducting an experiment, scientists discovered that those exposed to the smell of rosemary were said to be feeling more alert.

Food for thought
To keep your memory young as your brain gets old, scientists recommend eating foods that are high in antioxidants, such as blueberries, apples, bananas, dark green vegetables, garlic and carrots.

Brain games
To keep your brain in shape, make it sweat. Thinking hard really does sharpen your memory and cognition. And not to mention, a challenging crossword or a game of Suduko will do the trick.

Get some zzz’s
When your lights switch off, your brain doesn’t. As you sleep, your brain replays the memories of the day, and consolidates them for long-term storage.

Find out more here, 6 fun ways to sharpen your memory.