The notion that we get more forgetful as we age is a cliché. Sadly, most clichés contain an element of truth. What can you do to give your memory a boost?
Physical activity – Like you’ve been hearing forever, exercise is good for you. Experts recommend dozens of small ways you can be more active, like picking a parking space farther from the store or taking the stairs instead of the elevator when it’s only a few floors.
Eating right – Foods that can help include fruits, veggies, nuts, fish and olive oil.
Spending time with friends & family – Studies show engaging in group activites can help stimulate brain activity.
Managing your blood pressure – High blood pressure can cause small blood vessels in your brin to rupture. As you might guess, that’s not good for the cells involved with memory.
What doesn’t work?
Surprisingly, researchers can find no benefit to playing “brain games,” consuming Omega-3 fish oil or ginseng.
Fortunately, they do find a brain benefit in listening to music! Yay! That means you should be listening to Boomtown America as much as possible!