Whether realize it or not, your memory is one of the most important aspects of yourself. You are who you are because you remember what you love, what you believe in and what you want to do next.  You know who your family is and you know how you can help them every day.  Without memory, would you be the same person?

The answer is no, of course not.  That is why it is vital to try, as much as you can, to preserve your memory at a young or old age.  When you are young, you don’t think that your memory is affected by anything and you don’t realize that you could lose it in the future.  When you are older, you think that no matter what you do now, it won’t make any difference since you already started to experience minor memory loss.  In both cases, you are wrong!

Some people like to associate the memory with a muscle, and from a certain point of view it is.  The more you use it, the more you train your memory, the better it will be in the future. Sure, you can’t exactly find a “gym” for your memory, but you can live your life in a way that will make you remember who you are for a very long time.

To begin with, the best way to prevent memory problems is to force your brain to work even when you don’t have time to do this.  It might sound strange, but when you go to work (well, depending on your job) or when you do your daily chores, you are not actually working on your memory.  In order to improve this particular part of your brain, you have to make some specific exercises. What are those?  

Solving crossed words, for example, is one of the best things that you can do.  Without you realizing it, you are actually forcing your brain to create connections between complicated words, and you challenge yourself to remember what this definition can lead to.  Studies show that people who solve crosswords at least once per week have a smaller chance to develop memory problems as they grow old.

The same rule applies when it comes to games that require your full attention, as well as your memory.  We all know those family  games where you have to memorize certain words and repeat them after a few minutes, so why not take advantage of them?  Believe it or not, it will actually help you in the future.

Reading, solving math problems or solving riddles are also amazing ways to keep your memory clear, so do this as often as you can.  If you don’t have enough patience to read or you simply don’t have a lot of time, just try to read 30 minutes every day no matter where you are.  Yes, you can read a nice book while you are on the bus to work, and you can read a few pages while you are eating your lunch.  There are many solutions, you just have to apply them.

Yoga, as we all know, is incredibly beneficial for your mind and spirit, and your memory is no exception.  People who practice Yoga and meditation have a clear mind at all times, and most of them don’t develop any disease associated with memory loss as they grow old.  Not  to mention that it will make you feel confident and happy every single day!

But what if you need something extra, to make you feel even better regarding your memory? In this case, nutritional supplements are exactly what you need.  Although, in theory, you can get everything you need from your diet, we all know that this never happens.  We don’t eat what and when we should, and most of the foods that we find in the supermarket are far from being natural.  With this being said, it’s easy to understand why supplements are not only recommended, but sometimes even necessary.

According to a number of medical studies, Omega 3 is necessary for the proper functioning of your brain, and the right amount of fatty acids can prevent brain degenerative disease as well as relieve the symptoms of the patients who already have them. You find Omega 3 in some types of fish, fish oil and nuts, but it is always a good idea to take supplements if you don’t eat enough of these foods.

Acetyl-L-carnitine can delay the appearance of memory loss and can help patients reduce the symptoms.  

Vitamin E can slow down significantly the progression of degenerative disease, and you can get it from a large number of vegetables and fruits.  If you don’t think that your diet contains enough fresh veggies and fruits, you can easily take Vitamin E in supplement form.

Another valuable supplement for memory is Ginkgo Biloba.  Ginkgo stimulates the brain and reduces short-term memory loss.  It increases blood flow to the brain and glucose uptake by brain cells and has been said to improve the transmission of nerve signals.  These results are further enhanced when combined with Panax Ginseng.  

These are just a few of the supplements that can help you preserve and improve your memory.  At Mom’s we offer a wide range products to suit your needs, just click on the ‘Shop for Products’ link and see what we have for you.

Taking care of your mind and spirit is as important as taking care of your body. By making small adjustments to your daily life you can keep yourself healthy in the future. You will always be who you are, surrounded by your beloved friends and family.



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