HOW TO STIMULATE YOUR MEMORY?
Is your memory starting to play tricks on you? Don’t panic!
Here are our 10 tips to stimulate your memory on a daily basis!
1. DO ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE CONCENTRATION
Reading the newspaper or listening to the radio helps focus your attention. You can also play various games such as scrabble, chess, crossword puzzles.
It has been proven that regular exercise improves our cognitive abilities. Walk for half an hour a day! This will allow you to increase the amount of oxygen and blood flow in the body. This is perceived as a real benefit for the brain.
Get your sneakers on! 😉
3. EAT CARBS
Eat bread, rice, pasta or wholegrain cereals! The sugar in these foods nourishes your nerve cells.
The brain consumes more than 60% of the body’s glucose. It is therefore essential to give it some!
So make pleasure and benefits go hand in hand! 😉
4. DRINK COFFEE
In addition, caffeine fights against the aging of the body.
So, don’t hesitate to combine the benefits by combining bread and coffee for breakfast!
During sleep, memory consolidates the learning acquired by our brain into a stable and lasting memory!
Each stage of sleep plays a role:
-Declarative memory (memories and knowledge) is stimulated during light and deep sleep.
-Procedural memory (motor and perceptual skills) is stimulated during REM sleep.
Caution! Age-related sleep disorders can be caused by very severe memory disorders.
So sleep, rest, and let your memory work!
6. CHEW GUM
One study showed that chewing gum while learning new information helps to retain it. Indeed, this would have an impact on the hippocampus, a part of the brain intimately linked to memory.
Why not give it a try? 😉
7. MAKE LINKS
Linking new information to something you already know helps you remember and remember it more easily.
For example, Suzie just read this article. She has just learned that chewing gum is good for maintaining her cognitive abilities.
8. TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE INFORMATION
In addition to making links, people remember better the information that they assimilate.
Don’t just repeat someone else’s sentences by heart if they don’t ring a bell to you.
Rephrase, explain what you have just learned aloud, or even to someone else.
9. DON’T SKIP NAP TIME
Sleep is one of the key factors of memorization. Without sleep, and even if you follow the 9 previous tips, you will not improve your memory. Nor should you use this as an excuse to have long, lazy mornings on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Even a short nap is effective.
10. TRAIN YOUR MEMORY WITH THE STIM’ART PROGRAMS
Discover now the Stim’Art suite, the first memory game program adapted to each individual’s cognitive abilities.