Although we do not attach much weight to it on a daily basis, it is difficult to imagine everyday life without a well-functioning memory. It not only allows you to learn new things, but also to perform normal, everyday activities. However, it is worth being aware that just as there are factors that can negatively affect the functioning of memory, there are also ways to practice, strengthen, and improve it.
Many factors influence the quality of human memory. How quickly we remember new information may depend on genetic factors, among others. It is a well-known fact that memory is more effective in young people than in seniors – the ability to remember is also prone to ageing and slowing down, just like all other processes taking place in the body. Finally, the functioning of memory is influenced by many external factors – the pace of life, the quantity and quality of sleep, diet, or emotional state. It is not new to say that when we are busy, tired, stressed or sleepy, our memory works worse than when we are relaxed, refreshed, and rested.
How to naturally improve the functioning of memory?
Just as external factors can have a negative impact on the ability to remember, there are natural ways to improve it.
- Memory training – this is about all the activities that stimulate our brain to function. It can be solving crosswords, playing chess or checkers, playing cards, scrabble, or even a strategic computer game. There is a lot of intellectual entertainment!
- Proper diet – the saying “you are what you eat” is applicable to memory, as well. There are many products that have a proven beneficial effect on people’s intellectual performance. The daily menu should therefore include products rich in complex carbohydrates (wholegrain bread and pasta, groats), vitamins (vegetables and fruits), polyunsaturated fatty acids (vegetable oils and oils, fish) and magnesium, zinc, iron, and potassium (nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, bitter chocolate, liver).
- Physical activity – those, who think that regular exercise only helps to improve their physical condition, are simply wrong. It has long been proven that exercises (adjusted to age, health and general condition), naturally stimulate the secretion of endorphins, i.e. the hormones of happiness, which improve our mood and relieve stress. Physical activity relieves negative emotions, but also expands blood vessels, improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. And this translates directly into the functioning of memory.
- Sleep – it is very important, when it comes to our well-being. During sleep, we rest both physically and mentally, and natural regenerative processes take place in the body. An adequate amount of effective sleep is also beneficial for the proper functioning of memory. Obviously, the amount of sleep we need is a very individual matter, but in adults, it is usually from 6 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep per day. Remember! It is the healthiest to fall asleep before midnight.
Perceptin – a preparation that supports memory
A good way to support the maintenance of good mental fitness is also to use preparations available at a pharmacy over-the-counter. One of such examples is Perceptin. Its composition includes a unique combination of three special ingredients: the ashwagandha KSM-66 root extract (supports the processes of learning and remembering), thyme-leafed gratiola (it can have a beneficial effect on brain function and contributes to improving short- and long-term memory), and rose root (contributes to maintaining the optimum mental and cognitive activity). In this way, Perceptin is designed for adults, who want to maintain their proper mental fitness, especially those who work mentally and learn, in order to improve their memory and concentration.
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