Boost Memory With These Scientifically Proven Techniques


While learning something new, visualize it in your mind. Try making it into a story so that you can recall quickly.

“Practice makes a man perfect”. Performing a particular task repeatedly can register in your mind out of routine.

The best way to learn something new is to teach. Read a paragraph in your mind and say it aloud to someone as if you are teaching them.

While doing something notice each and every detail. Pay attention !!

Pick up a striking word/ words out of an entire paragraph which can be used to describe the context. Remembering that single word can help you recall the whole paragraph.

Playing memory boosting games such as sudoku and crossword puzzles can improve your memory.

Create an image in your mind. Whatever you see or hear just recreate everything in your mind like a step by step process.

Jot down important points in a paper. This forces the brain to find this information as something really important thus gets stored in the brain for a long period of time.

Create links between incidents to remember various events.                 

Video games can have a positive impact on your memory as it improves cognitive functions, sharpens creative ideas and makes you feel capable of facing any challenging situation both mentally and physically. We also become more alert to the surrounding.

Fatty fishes contain omega 3 fatty acids, a rich source of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. They reduce the age-related decline in memory and other cognitive functions.   

Reduce sugar intake. Persistently elevated blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) reduce insulin sensitivity thus your body frequently goes under stress leading to insomnia. This adversely affects the balance of our body systems.

Meditation is an important practice essential for improving the overall wellbeing of our body and mind. Relaxes your mind and creates internal peace.

Obesity can have a negative effect on mental stability. It is one of the serious risk factors for diminished brain function and memory. Eat a nutrient-rich diet and get adequately hydrated.

A good night sleep of about 6-8 hours a day is necessary to relax your mind and body. Your mind processes all the information you gathered in a day and places them into different areas of the brain according to priority mainly while you sleep.

Quit Alcohol !! Alcohol decreases alertness, ability to judge and act according to the situation. It results in decreased coordination of the entire body.

Researchers have found a strong link between the extent of memory power and level of vitamin D. Go out and expose to early morning sun rays to boost up your vitamin D production in the skin surface.

Antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, red wine and garlic can have a dual action of anti-inflammatory and lowering oxidative stress by the inhibition of free radicals produced in the body.

Exercise daily to maintain a healthy body weight. Improves blood circulation so your brain gets a great supply of oxygen and nutrients.

A cup of coffee acts as a brain stimulant and improves your overall performance throughout the day.


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