7 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine That Will Improve Your MemoryNone None
You see a familiar face across the room at a friend’s party and lock eyes. The person starts walking towards you, smiling. On the outside you’re smiling too, but inside—not so much. You’re busy racking your brain to remember their name and how you know them.
Sound familiar? Anyone with declining memory function has probably been in this situation more than once. But your memory is responsible for far more than just putting names to faces. Your memory is your brain’s filing system—holding everything you’ve ever learned from childhood onwards. Want to keep this information safe? With a few simple tweaks to your everyday routine, you can improve your memory, and help to make sure that it’ll stay in good shape later in life.
Stay Calm on Your Commute
Low-level stress, experienced on a regular basis—such as commuting during rush hour every day—has been found to affect how well the brain recalls information. Keeping as calm as possible during such situations can give your memory a boost.
MEMORY BOOST TIP: Listen to a calming guided meditation or choose music that makes you smile during potentially stressful situations.
Nurture Your Romantic Relationships
This one is pretty surprising: scientists from Sweden’s Orebro University found that people who live with a partner at midlife are 50% less likely to developing cognitive impairment later in life than people who live alone. As