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Just as muscles are built up through exercise, so is your capacity for memory, built up through "mental gymnastics." These may take the form of puzzles, games or writing a memoir. Supplements are also recommended for keeping your memory sharp. Here you will find tips to help you effectively retain and possibly, even regain, your memory's strength.
In order to maintain a good memory, Omega-3's are an essential part of your diet. There are several sources of Omega-3 including fish, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and soybeans. If any of those foods don't appeal to you, it's also acceptable to take fish oil supplements in order to keep your memory fully functioning.
Try teaching the subject you're trying to learn to another person. Research suggests that by teaching something to another person, you'll have a much better chance of remembering what you're teaching. So the next time you're struggling to remember a new concept, try teaching it to a sibling or friend.
Exercise will help you maintain your memory. When you are exercising, your blood will flow to your brain in a better way and it will keep your brain healthier. Keeping your body healthy will keep your brain healthy. Improved brain health will help to improve your memory. Exercise will also help to prevent debilitating diseases, like diabetes, that can negatively impact memory.
If you are trying to remember a large list of items, try placing them in categories. For instance, if you are headed to the grocery store and have a number of items that you want to get while are there, mentally group them into categories such as meat, dairy, produce and grains. Breaking down big lists into smaller subcategories makes them far easier to remember.
Make new information stick by learning it in a new place. Changing surroundings reinvigorates the mind, and causes long-term memory to be more efficacious. Changing your routine will cause your mind to wake up a bit more, and be able to better process information.