Staying sharp: 6 tips for keeping your memory sharp as you grow older

Staying sharp: 6 tips for keeping your memory sharp as you grow older

Author -  Vicki Martin, Nutritionist and Naturopath

If you want help with maintaining a healthy memory now and into the future, research suggests there are six simple, natural steps you can take:

  1. Go for the Ginkgo: Chinese herbalists have been using Ginkgo for nearly 5000 years. This remarkable herb can help to improve your mood, sense of wellbeing and clarity of thought. It has an excellent record in supporting memory, and maintaining circulation.
  2. Explore fish oils:The essential fatty acids in Omega 3 fish oils nourish your brain cells, helping to prolong their life and enhance brain functions. Memory, mood, and intelligence can all benefit from the right amount of Omega 3 fatty acids.
  3. Try brain-boosting B vitamins: B-complex vitamins help to balance your mood and downplay the effects of stress. 
  4. Get moving: Start a walking program or join an exercise group for major brain-function benefits. Exercise helps to keep your mood balanced, and increases your confidence and mental stability. 
  5. Give your brain a workout: Improve your thinking ability with a memory-enhancement program. Continuing to work, play, read and write, all enhances continuing mental agility. 
  6. Rest often: Taking a power nap is definitely the way to go. Give your brain a daily rest, and it will reward you with greater alertness and concentration. Relaxing herbal teas such as chamomile are an excellent substitute for excess caffeine.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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