Memory is not a muscle, exercise won’t make it stronger. Yet you can improve your memory. There are things you can do to improve your memory.
Avoid alcohol: Alcohol is one of the factors that affect memory. Alcohol is associated with short term memory, which impairs the ability to retain new information.
Smoking harms the memory by reducing the amount of oxygen that gets to the brain. Degenerate smokers find it difficult to recall recent events and verbal memory.
Depression and Tension inhibit mental activity . A depressed person finds it difficult to focus or pay attention. Anxiety causes loss of memory, when tensed the mind is over stimulated or distracted then the ability to recall events.
Nutritional Deficiency : High quality proteins and fats, are very important to proper brain function. Eat healthy meals like;oily fish, tomatoes, and take more fruits. Deficiencies in Vitamin B1 and B12 specifically can affect the memory negatively.
Water: Dehydration can cause mental distress . Water helps maintain brain efficiency, especially in older people.
Pay Attention: Avoid memorising facts, but focus your attention and concentrate on what is more important, avoid all other thoughts. Avoid diverting your attention while in reading or listening situation.
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