I am very sure we are all very intelligent set of people, I have learned not to judge a book by its cover until I take the pains to read the whole book. The same way we cannot pass same judgment to every animal because everyone is unique in his/her own ways.

everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

Albert Einstein

As we all know, the definition of health still remains as…

the state of complete physical, mental and social well being of a human being and not just the mere absence of disease or infirmity.

 

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Have you ever wondered why some people have a higher memory bank than others? Have you also wondered why some people are referred to as dull or mentally retarded? the truth is this! Nobody is a dullard !, the dullard is just too lazy to expand the capacity of their brain. They say people perish for lack of knowledge, so today, as usual, I am going to tell you ways to improve your memory in order to be more productive to yourself and to the world at large.

What are you going to learn from my post?

You will (Re)discover 7 ways of improving your memory without medication at no cost if you patiently read to the end.

So let’s get started..

Do you know that humans don’t maximize the use of their brains?

The brain consists of about one billion neurons which form inter-connections with each other bringing about the complex activities produced by the brain.

There is a science myth that postulates that only about 10% of the brain has been used by people with super-intelligent quotients like the likes of Albert Einstein. Meaning that the average humans are averaging on about 4-8% of brain use. This simply means that those using less than 4% of their brain can actually train themselves to maximize their brain capacity

These are some simple ways to boost your memory…

  • Regular exercise

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The importance of regular exercise cannot be overemphasized.

Do you know that when you exercise, your brain works at optimum capacity by stimulating nerve cells to regenerate promoting the neural health and improving cognition and learning? (This simply means when you exercise, your brain cells reproduce ) I am sure you never saw it this way. Exercising your brain is like going to the gym to build your muscles, the more you work out, the better your retentive capacity. The best type of brain exercise is an aerobic exercise which keeps the blood pumping to the brain at all times. Examples of aerobic exercises include dancing, swimming, playing tennis, cycling etc.

 

  • Eating the right diet

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Eating right also plays a crucial role in boosting your memory

Let us take an example, imagine two different kids born at the same time.( Let me call them baby A and baby B).

Baby A is subjected to very healthy baby food e.g. fortified pap with soya bean, crayfish etc, cerelac etc after exclusive 6 months of breastfeeding, the later in life, baby A is exposed to a balanced diet including carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oil, mineral salts, vitamins in their right proportions, compare that with baby B, who wasn’t put on exclusive breastfeeding, later given just pap or maybe custard, and subjected to a carbohydrate-laden life from infancy to adulthood. Do you think they would have the same memory reserve? I leave you to be the judge.

Adequate night sleep

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Getting adequate night sleep can also help to boost memory

Do you know the recommended sleep time?

  • Children 6-12 years need about 8-11 hours of recommended sleep.
  • Teenagers 13-18 years need about 8-10 hours of recommended sleep.
  • 18years-adults need about 7-9 hours of recommended sleep.

Surprisingly, the sleep pattern has changed drastically, these days adults don’t even sleep again because they are saddled with the responsibilities of trying to make ends meet. They work extra hard, some even doing double jobs. The children are not left out as they could spend the whole day playing games and watching TV series t the expense of sleep.

Sleeping actually enhances memory and helps humans have a higher performance in tasking activities. A single night of sleeping for about 7 hours can improve one’s ability to think clearly in a job interview or an examination the next day.

Training your Brain with Brain Games

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task your brain with games that sharpen the brain

Another way to boost memory is to frequently task your brain with games that sharpen the brain. These games could be found on the internet eg brain matrix, brain trainer, clever mind, luminosity etc. Investing about 20-30 mins on these games will sharpen your memory and help improve cognition.

Use of Mnemonics aids

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Memory tools could help remember events…

Memory tools could help remember events, information or even newly acquired knowledge. A mnemonic is a simple way to remember vital information. The best mnemonics are those that have humor and a positive imagery incorporated into it. There are different mnemonic aids eg acronyms, rhymes, songs visual aids etc.

Acronyms could help to link a task/event/ information to common daily activities in your everyday life. Who remembers “MR NIGER D” an acronym for characteristics of living things.(movement, respiration, nutrition, irritability, growth, excretion, reproduction, and death). Oops… I’m sure most of you reading this just refreshed your knowledge lol.

Visual aids could also help to add more meaning to a concept that looks difficult e.g. added photographs to a newspaper text, graphics, charts or even a short video could help out. Rhymes, songs or a joke could be of help in boosting memory.

Make out time for friends

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Quality friendship is the ultimate brain booster

Quality friendship is the ultimate brain booster. Man is a social animal and our everyday live centers around Interacting with each other. Do you know that everyday interaction with human’s maybe the best way of brain exercise? Because you would always learn something new from every encounter you have in life.

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the more you try, the better you become.

Boosting memory is a personal decision and sacrifice, the ability to relate new information to the things you already know is a gradual process, the more you try, the more you come up with better ideas!!! Sometimes we just have to discover a better way to structure and organize the information made available to us to aid better comprehension. Remember, Good friends could always come in handy when the chips are down.

However, there are some brain conditions that would require a doctors consult, the ability to identify these problems at an early stage and treat them accordingly is the first step to solving any brain-related problems.

I hope this information was useful to you.

Don’t get discouraged, its often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock

curled from my steemit blog

 


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  1. James Diegel

    Great post Victor – good reminder that often my unhealthy habits have unwanted consequences. In a way I always forget to think about improving my memory and just roll with the fact that I’ve always had not the greatest one – but maybe in truth its a lack of sleep, not being as active as I should, and a bipolar healthy/unhealthy diet that is to blame. Thanks for reminding me what I need to do to get better – now I just have to remember to do it (lol)!

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    1. Victor Essien Post author

      lol.. @firedream. thats a hasty conclusion.. i am sure if you look inwards.. you would discover you dont actually do that bad especially at the regular exercise judging from your activity on trybe. That is great mental exercise to me. sleep anddiet are things you can always work on. I appreciate your feedback sir..

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