How to increase your memory and brain function?

A number of studies conducted all over the world show that if people actively “work” with their brains during their life, it’s possible to keep their heads “clear” and functioning well into old age. If you want to have good memory and increase your brain power, you must train them. There are many easy ways to do that – for example, add cottage cheese to your daily menu because dairy products improve and sharpen memory.

Susan Steinbrecher, leadership author, speaker and CEO at Steinbrecher and Associates Inc., published 6 habits to improve brain health on The Huffington Post. Her tips are backed up by Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas.

1. Avoid unnecessary stress caused by multitasking. Dealing with many different tasks at the same time will make you feel exhausted, and you will end up performing worse than planned.
2. Get 7- 8 hours of sleep every night. “Information is consolidated in the brain at a deeper level of understanding during sleep,” reports Steinbrecher
3. Regular exercise boosts your memory and ability to focus due to better blood flow in the brain.
4. To develop long-term memory and capacity to discover fundamental facts, summarize the books and papers you read, movies you see, and workshops or seminars you listen to.
5. Concentrate on important, relevant tasks.
6. Do what you enjoy and love. Learning about something you’re passionate about will keep you motivated.

The original post “6 Habits to Improve Your Memory and Boost Your Brain Health” was published on The Huffington Post, February 17, 2016 (written by Susan Steinbrecher)