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3 Quick tips to improve your Brain

Updated on March 11, 2012
Use it or lose it - The Brain!
Use it or lose it - The Brain!

Do you find that your memory is not as sharp as it used to be, or are you one of those people who find it difficult remembering certain things. Don’t if that is happening to you, because it is a common issue with many people.

Good news is that there are many ways in which you can improve your ability to remember information and access the data stored in your brain allot quicker. You have the option to use both natural brain training exercises to improve your memory and there are also many natural vitamin supplements available to help you enhance your brain power.

So how do you improve memory?

Improving your memory involves improving communication between various brain cells. This can be done with regular brain training exercises supported with the correct vitamins and minerals. The exercise and diet will help your brain develop with more brain cells, and faster communications between these cells, the faster these cells connect with each other, the better your short term memory and long term memory.

Research shows that the connections between brain cells change on a daily basis, as we learn new concepts, digest new information and have new experiences. This is good news for those of us who suffer from ‘Bain-Trouble’, because that means, there is always scope to improve these connections, and therefore improve memory.

There are several very safe natural remedies that available to promote concentration, focus and attention span, as well as relieve forgetfulness and increase alertness, along with these you can also adopt other lifestyle tips which you can work on regularly, to keep you memory sharp for years to come.

Improve memory tips

1. Memory Vitamins & Supplements:

Take memory vitamins or supplements regularly to keep your brain fed with the good stuff rather than junk foods and sugars.

All B Vitamins can be considered memory boosters. B6, B12 and Folic Acid are all known to protect the brain cells and improve memory. B Vitamins are found in bread, whole-grain cereals, egg, milk, potatoes and bananas among others.

Antioxidants found in berries, citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables are also good for improving your brain function.

There are plenty of safe supplements now available for specific memory issues; these supplements support your brain health and memory functioning, for help with the common forgetfulness associated with aging.

Another natural remedy that works well is Ginkgo Biloba which helps to promote concentration, focus and attention span. It also promotes good blood circulation, leading to fresh blood flow to your brain more effectively.

2. Learn or try something new

When you have started to feed your brain on the correct diet, you now need to provide it with some work to do “work it or lose it!”, your brain needs to be worked in order for it to maintain optimum working capacity.

So put your brain in gear and learn a foreign language or a new sport, develop new hobby, decorate your home in new ways or build that shed in the backyard, you can also Socialize, and make new friends, Read new books, watch and learn from documentaries – whatever you do, try to always keep the gray-matter active.

Anything that engages your brain and makes your mind work at the same time, will improve memory by stimulating your brain pathways to grow. By learning something new does wonders to your self confidence as well.

3. Exercises your Brain:

Yes you read it correctly – the gray matter does need to be trained. Just like physical exercises you do in the gym strengthens your muscles, keeps your heart running and improves your health, brain exercises improves the connections between your brain cells, build new ones and improves memory.

So what is brain exercise? Well almost anything that makes you ‘THINK’ can be qualified as a brain exercise. Crosswords, Puzzles, Jigsaws, games like chess, even video and computer games are all excellent exercise for the mind. Try those mathematical equations you have not touched since leaving school or college.

That’s it for now, these three memory improvement tips, should help you enhance that brain power of yours and aid your efforts to forget less and remember more. As they say “Use it or lose it”.

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    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      5 years ago

      Hi Harsha Vardhana R,

      Many thanks for reading and the comment, yes it is very important to have a positive attitude to life, if not no matter what vitamin you eat your mind will still make you mentally feel bad, which is not good for ones health. A positive attitude, forgive and forget policy, and good time management will always benefit your brain health.

      Thank you

    • Harsha Vardhana R profile image

      Harsha Vardhana R 

      5 years ago from Bangalore

      Useful tips! Thanks a lot!

      I would like to add that positive attitude also makes a great boon for all brain capabilities.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for reading and the comment, yes a good thing to keeping brain active is to learn new things - your going about it the right way.

    • stephaniedas profile image

      Stephanie Das 

      5 years ago from Miami, US

      Great hub. My brain exercise is always trying to learn something new, like a new language or music. Also, eating lots of blueberries.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for reading and the comment. Yes you are right exercise does help to improve brain function.

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      H C Palting 

      5 years ago from East Coast

      These are good tips to keep in mind. Another aid is exercise, the brain builds new connections with exercise.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      6 years ago

      Hi jasontapz,

      Many thanks for reading and your comment. You are so right about daily chores, we are increasingly required to take on more and more activities on a daily basis that sometimes the mind just can't cope.

      Ta

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      6 years ago

      Hi Catalin Stanciu,

      Thank you for reading.

    • Catalin Stanciu profile image

      Catalin Stanciu 

      6 years ago from Bucharest

      thanks! :)

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      6 years ago

      Hi Moneycop,

      Many thanks for the comment - most appreciated, as for being a good writer - I try my best 'sometimes' given the constraints of trying to do too much in too little time.

    • moneycop profile image

      moneycop 

      6 years ago from JABALPUR

      nice hub.....great, u r a gud writer..i bet..

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      6 years ago

      Hi Alladream,

      You are absolutely correct along with brain exercising keeping an active body through physical activity including running is crucial for improving brain power.

      I have also found that taking Gingko Biloba helps in blood flow.

      Thank you for the comment

    • Alladream74 profile image

      Victor Mavedzenge 

      6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Another good one. I think you left out an important one-body exercise like running,it is said to really do the brain good because of the increased oxygen intake throuhg a faster blood flow.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      7 years ago

      Hi Brett,

      Thank you for reading and your comment. I always use technology to make my time management easier however do look to using other methods to improve my age'd memory from going bad on me before I pack it in.

      all the best

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      7 years ago from Thailand

      Good hub. I've swapped organisation for memory! lol. I know my memory is terrible, so I take full advantage of modern organisers, calendars, alarms etc.

      Voted up and useful.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      7 years ago

      Hi Sweetie1,

      How are you? Thanks for reading and the comment. Your uncle is absolutely correct in that writing things into a list does help you prioritize your thinking and activities.

      Also it acts as Ques to your brain to remember, so the more pegs (as in identifiers) you attached to something you need to remember the easier it is for your brain to retain that information and allow you to easily recall.

      All the best

    • sweetie1 profile image

      sweetie1 

      7 years ago from India

      Hi zuber , thanks for the nice tips and one thing that my uncle ( who is president of a company) told me that you should start writing what and when you plan to do in a notebook or a diary. This way not only you remember all the things you need to do but also you can give priority to the important things first than less important ones.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile imageAUTHOR

      Zubair Ahmed 

      7 years ago

      Hi Truckstop Sally,

      Many Thanks for reading my hub and commenting.

      Anything that keeps your mind active is better than inactivity like sitting digesting TV shows,not that TV is a bad thing but it needs to be watched in moderation.

      Regards

    • Truckstop Sally profile image

      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I do love to learn new things. And while I'm not very good at Sudoku, I keep trying - thinking it is a great reasoning activity.

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