Are You Losing Your Memory?
I know what you’re thinking… (oh crap! do I really want to take this test?) Curiosity, it’s got you locked in, just as it did with me! I took it and I’m happy to share my results because it was a good answer ‘No memory problems here!’ Luckily I took the test on a full stomach and at a relaxing time (me time people!) Go ahead, you know you want to, it doesn’t take long and we all love taking these quizzes! Have fun with it…
Before OR after the Quiz, be sure to check out the helpful ways to boost your memory and keep it sharp! Scroll down…
Some Ways To Improve Your Memory:
- Try new things/experiences, this gets your brain to think in a new way (it’s learning something new!)
- Eat well. Veggie and fruit people, get in your veggies fruit! “Blueberries are the top source of substances called anthocyanins, which are brain-boosting antioxidants,” says Joy Bauer, a registered dietitian based in New York City and the author of The Joy Fit Club. Bauer also recommends fitting in leafy green vegetables as often as possible. “Long-term studies have shown that people who eat large amounts of spinach, kale, and other leafy greens have less age-related memory decline, thanks to phytonutrients like vitamin C,” she says. Real Simple Magazine.
- Drink coffee! Read my article ‘To All The Coffee Enthusiast… Benefits Galore!’ click here.
- Brain tease games!
- Exercise. Raising your heart rate gets your blood flowing to your brain which is beneficial!
- Meditate. It improves your concentration/focus.
- Put puzzles together.
- Get enough sleep. “Sleep is key time for your brain to solidify the connections between neurons,” says Barnard. In a study published in the journal Sleep Medicine, researchers asked subjects to perform some memory tasks and then either take a nap or stay awake. The people who napped remembered more of the tasks they had performed than did those who stayed up. Rule of thumb: Get seven to nine hours of sleep total each day. And, yes, naps count. Real Simple Magazine.
- Challenge yourself (mind and physical!) “We know that people who are cognitively active have better memory as they age,” says Michael Kahana, the director of the Computational Memory Lab at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Foundations of Human Memory. So how can you keep your brain going strong? “Staying engaged in the world around you reinforces the connections between neurons,” says Bettcher. “So do some fun activities that make you think.” Go to a museum once a month, learn words in a new language, watch a documentary on a subject that fascinates you, or—yes—do a crossword or Sudoku puzzle. Another strategy: Quiz yourself. For example, if you want to remember new people you met at an event, “picture each of their faces and try to remember their names on the ride home,” says Henry L. Roediger III, a professor of psychology at Washington University, in St. Louis. When you flex your brain this way, you’ll be able to pull up their names at the next gathering. Fred from accounting (remember him?) will be impressed. Real Simple Magazine, By Alice Oglethorpe.
Well good luck with your quiz and keeping your memory for as long as you can! Oh, and don’t be shy: Feel free to share your results in the comments below… it’s fun to see what people get!
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