How Advances In Memory Supplements Mean Age Related Memory Loss Is Not Inevitable
Age related memory loss is more common than you think but natural memory supplements can improve your memory performance for the long term
Every one of us experiences some form of memory loss even though we might not realise it. As we get older our brain cells die off slowly causing some natural loss of memory. However what we are now observing across the world and in this modern digital age are that more and more young people aged between 20 and 35 prematurely developing serious memory problems. Inevitably this is because of an increasing dependence on computers and electronic devices, which dampen the use of brain. This dependence on technology is not something that is going to go away, infect it is more likely to increase through the years ahead.
With this realisation it becomes more important than ever to address the issues memory loss at any age and to understand the role effective natural memory supplements can play in boosting memory performance and reducing memory loss.
Recall your past few days; do you have trouble recognizing your neighbours? Or do you have problem recalling what you did last Christmas? Or is doing the crossword now a tedious job? If these things happen all the time, or interfere with your daily life, then it might be something more than aging memory loss.
Thinking about having memory loss is really frightening; we often wonder how we will end up. Will I not be able to go out? What if I forget how to dress up? Well, if you start adopting very simple practices you are unlikely to end up in such a situation. Firstly, I will list for you the common cause of memory loss. It is important to think about each one in isolation and reflect on how it is affecting your life. They include:
- Improper diet lacking particularly in B vitamins
- Lack of physical exercise
- Lack of sleep
- Hormonal imbalance
- A deficiency in essential memory vitamins in the body
- Low blood sugar
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Illnesses such as vascular diseases and diabetes
- Lack of mental stimulation
Thankfully, you can overcome all of these problems. But you might have to make a few alterations to your lifestyle, or you might have to do something completely new and completely rethink what you eat, how you exercise and how you are going to make sure your brain has the right memory vitamins to function at its best.
The thought of doing something new might seem very difficult at first; nevertheless, by making a few changes in your life, or taking up some new habits, cannot only stop, but reverse the process of memory loss totally- no matter how old you are.
To have a healthy brain, you have to have a healthy existence. You could for example start taking a yoga class. The physical exercise will keep you healthy and learning new routines will stimulate your brain. You could also consider developing a simple meditation practice to anchor and focus your mind .Research has shown that a simple 30 minutes in the morning refreshes the brain like a peaceful night’s sleep would.
In addition to holistic exercise it is vital have a healthy diet containing the right memory vitamins to protect your memory performance. Cut out all those delicious greasy fries and burgers and alternate with fresh vegetables and fruits. Strawberries, blueberries and broccoli are especially good, as they are anti-oxidants. I also suggest adopting the Mediterranean diet which is high in good fats including olive oil and walnuts. Walnuts are especially high in plant omega-3 fatty acids and are beneficial for both brain and heart. Furthermore, drinks lots and lots of water. Have at least six glasses every day.
In addition to all of this, go for a walk; if not every day, go three days a week for an hour. Again, research has shown that fresh air will do wonders to your memory by increasing oxygen flow and the activity of neurotransmitters –which are the brains chemical messengers – and also have a great impact on your overall health.
Along with physical exercise, firing up the brain is also necessary. Try doing a crossword or Sudoku puzzle every day. Or play mind training games. If you can try implementing these deceptively simple practices in your everyday life, you cannot only fight memory loss you will actually improve memory performance for the long term.
About the Author
Sam Jansen is a leading brain scientist, lawyer and author, studying neuroscience, social behaviors and the science of happiness.You can find him at Google+