Ways to Improve your memory

By Chris Mullen

Better and Longer Sleeping Habits: Healthy sleep allows the mind to take in information as we go about the day. We need a good night's sleep to process and retain that information over the long term. Sleep triggers changes in the brain that solidify memories strengthening connections between brain cells and transferring information from one brain region to another. The right amount of sleep would allow you to expand your memory by giving the "cool down" it needs to store that way it can start fresh the next day.

Mnemonic Devices: Mnemonic Devices are memory technique that help your brain better encode and recall important information. In other words it’s a simple shortcut that helps you associate the information you want to remember with an image, a sentence, or a word.

By shortening information into a smaller easier form you are more likely to remember it faster.

Challenge your brain: Offering your brain Puzzles to solver will allow it to expand and create new neural pathways that your brain can later apply and access when needed. The stimulation keeps your brain thinking and will eventual discover faster ways to identify and solve situations.

Aerobic Exercise: regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping can boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning. Resistance training, balance and muscle toning do not have the same affect on the brain. This exercise will help with your long term memory allowing you to recall further back easier and forget less important details.