Losing memories is a natural part of aging. Our brains age at the same pace that we do. We are constantly adding new memories. Eventually, older memories have to recede to a deeper part of our mind. However, reverse or slowing this process is possible. The brain is almost like a muscle in our body. Exercising it, working it out, helps it stay strong. Inactivity allow sit to atrophy. In today’s blog we will look at a few ways to combat and even reverse memory loss.
Diet and Supplements
A healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep the brain sharp. It has been believed that the so called “Mediterranean Diet” is optimal for brain health. Make it a goal to eliminate sugars, simple carbohydrates, and processed food. Eat healthy fats, protein, fruits and vegetables. Supplement your diet with antioxidants which can help cleanse the brain of toxins. A multivitamin will almost never hurt. You may also want to consider magnesium, Co-Q10, folic acid, and omega 3 fatty acids.
As we have previously discussed, mental exercise is key when it comes to retaining memories or reversing memory loss. Cognitive therapy is a technique used to reshape the brain and reawaken inactive neuronal pathways. Other activities, such as reading, writing, doing puzzles or playing games can help keep the mind sharp. Meditation is often recommended to individuals who are struggling with memory loss.
It is important to remember, the mind is part of the body. Physical exercise promotes good circulation, which helps deliver oxygen rich blood to the brain. The brain thrives under these conditions. It is recommended to exercise 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Exercise can be as simple as talking a walk around the block, whatever your body is capable of.Leave a reply →