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6 Unconventional Ways To Improve Mental Retention read

Feb 11 2021

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Who doesn’t want to learn new ways to remember people’s names, to memorize tasks for the day or sharpen memory skills to stay ahead of the competition? While everyone is searching for ways to boost memory, the good news is, just like an athlete or a sportsman, all you need is regular exercise. Keeping your brain active and exercising your memory skills can improve memory retention. We have all heard about the conventional ways to enhance memory by food, good habits and exercise. But if you want something more to stand out from the ever-growing competitive world and make your mark, read on to get some unconventional tips to improve mental retention:

1. GO AHEAD, TAKE THAT POWER NAP!

If you have been considering taking a power nap during the day, it is the perfect way to boost your memory. A study conducted at Harvard showed that students retained information better after they took a short power nap. A 10-20 minutes nap is ideal for your memory and even helps improve mental health!

2. INDULGE IN THAT CUP OF CAFFEINE

Caffeine helps your memory. Make sure you should enjoy your cup of coffee/tea and try reading and retaining pieces of information while drinking. Caffeine is also known to improve cognitive function in the elderly.

3. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED MENTAL EXERCISES?

Apart from physical exercise, you also need to participate in mental activities for improving mental sharpness and personality development. Some useful mental gymnastics include playing card games, doing crossword puzzles, sudoku, scrabble, learning a new language or reading books on varied topics.

4. CHANGE YOUR DIET, CHANGE YOUR FUTURE

There are a plethora of memory boosting foods that must be a part your daily diet. These include green leafy vegetables, berries, sprouts, onions, fish, nuts etc. These foods help fight ageing and keep your brain sharp for a longer time, especially during old age.

5. PRACTICE SMART MEMORY TECHNIQUES

By practising some simple yet effective memory techniques, you can recall information in a better and efficient manner. Three concepts in mnemonics include Imagination, Association and Location. If you relate each new memory with these three concepts, you can generate powerful mnemonic systems.

6. CHEW GUM WHEN LEARNING NEW THINGS

A study has revealed that if you are chewing gum while absorbing new information, there is a higher chance you might remember it for a longer duration. Apparently, chewing gum increases activity in the hippocampus in our brain, an important area for retention. No harm in giving it a try, right?

Who wouldn’t like a long-lasting and sharper memory? It develops self-confidence as you age and keeps you ahead of the game! Every HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY is now focusing on the mental well-being and good health of its customers, and improving brain function is one of the vital steps towards good mental health.

 

 


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