Improving Brain Function While Aging
Reverse memory loss as you grow old. Start sharpening your mind for your future – today!
With today’s media bombarding us with images of beauty and youth and representing aging as a repulsive opposite of such, it’s likely that people dread the idea of getting older. In fact, more than 60% of the Americans who answered a recent survey are afraid of aging.
Memory loss is one of the major effects of aging for humans. Americans rank it as one of their top concerns about aging, along with loss of energy, weight gain and trouble looking after themselves.
How does aging really affect your memory?
Surprisingly, as young as 20 years, you start to lose brain cells. As you age, your body produces less of the chemicals your brain cells need to work at its best. Aging also changes how your brain stores information and makes it difficult to remember stored information.
Fear of aging is attributed to mankind’s higher-kind of intelligence among living species. This very special distinction, however, limits our full potential to live a more carefree life. More time is spent worrying over aging and even death.
The good news is, with new technologies, medical enhancements and other inventions yet undiscovered, reversing the effects of aging, and more importantly forestalling memory loss, is a possibility.
Easy Age-Reversing and Memory-Saving Tips
Here are some simple things you can do to help you reverse memory loss while aging:
Exercise. Cardiovascular exercise is known to help the brain by improving blood circulation. A study made in Harvard Medical School shows that improvement of cognitive functions among older women is achievable by exercising their muscles.
Eat healthy. Make it a habit to eat healthy. Eat fruits and vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are highly recommended to slow down the rate of cognitive decline.
Challenge your brain with a “trivia” workout. Read books, answer word games and crossword puzzles, learn a new skill. Do anything that will keep your brain active! This helps stimulates your brain cells, renewing your mental vitality.
Make a routine. Put your important belongings like your purse or house keys in the same place every time to promote repetitiveness and familiarity.
Don’t abuse alcohol and don’t smoke. Drinking heavily impairs memory. Furthermore, with thinking skills, nonsmokers fare better than those who smoke.
What are you waiting for? With these simple steps in saving your memory, you not only save yourself a lot of time from worrying; you also start to sharpen your mind. Stop losing your head over memory loss and say hello to a sharper, smarter you!