Boosting memory -9 Proven Ways To Boost Your Memory
The human brain is the most complex form of matter in the universe. And for that reason It proved difficult to detect what could be done to abate the effects of degenerative change on it not until recently.
But science has started unlocking secrets contrary to beliefs, our brain performance doesn’t really need to plummet downwards as we advance in age. You wonder how some old people tend to be smarter than younger ones, well here is their skin care routine.
Vitamin C plays a very functional role as an antioxidant to protect the brain DNA from pollution. (either from essentials processes In the body or by external sources) which agress Substances in the cells. Vitamin D on the other hand works on enzymes in the brain that attends to nerve growth. Vitamin A aside from lighting up your skin it also delays age cognitive decline.
One of the positive effects of chewing gum is that it has a great impact on the mental performance of an individual.
A research study was carried out on 75 individuals mostly adults in the university of Northumbria, these individuals were split into 3 groups, which they carried out various activities that differ slightly from each other, one group chewed gums, the second group mimicked chewing gums, the third did nothing.
Each group underwent a series of tests involving attention and memory, the gum chewers recorded much higher results in an immediate and long-term memory test than the rest. Their delayed word recall was 36 percent more excellent than the other groups.
It’s still debated upon, but most people feel that chewing increases the production of saliva and stimulates the area of the brain that retains thinking.
Research shows that physical exercise doesn’t only impact the form of the body it also maintains the brain.
After growing through the late middle age, the hippocampus part of the human brain records a loss of one to two percent in volume, this is greatly associated with a reduction in memory capacity.
A 2011 study looked at 120 adults who had carried out aerobic exercise for a whole year, it wasn’t a surprise to see the large increase in the hippocampal volume by 2 percent, as expected it increased their memory and further turned back the hands of time reversing age-related loss by one to two years.
It was once an established opinion that humans are birthed with a set number of brain cells and this cell number decreases significantly from age 25. But research proves otherwise it came into believing that the human can grow new ones through a process known as neurogenesis.
Exercise increases the level of a chemical that preserves existing brain cells and promotes the connection between them. All processes increase resistance to brain injury and top brain plasticity.
-Sense of humor
Our perception of something funny arises in the frontal lobes it activates other parts of the brain.
Eating too much can prove lethal as not only do you stand a risk of becoming obese-which leads to a series of cardiovascular diseases several types of cancer and possibly an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, it can also lead to brain impairment. Excessive intake of food has been linked to diminished brain function in childhood and an increased risk of dementia later in life.
High calorific intake from midlife onwards amplifies the risk of memory loss in later life. So at this point what is safe to eat?
-plates of seafood.
-poultry and grain.
-Nuts (avoid excessive intake).
The large consumption of fried food, pastries, processed foods, red meat, and salt should be limited. Never forget to hydrate, dehydration is bad for mental performance.
-Do away with sitting.
Sitting increases inflammation in the body. The protective reaction of the immune system- inflammation is a mark of aging. So more inflammation means the aging rate has increased. But something like that is likely to become predominant when sitting down is most rampant.
Studies have shown that sedentary behavior is a predictor of Alzheimer’s, and it has been calculated that about 13 percent of Alzheimer’s cases may be the result of inactivity. It has been estimated that a 25 percent reduction in sedentary behavior would reduce the incidence of Alzheimer’s by about one million cases worldwide.
Other researches have shown that sitting down may shrink the part of the brain linked to memory. Lol.