Forgetting the details may indeed often be experienced by some people and will continue to deteriorate with age. But by improving the daily life style, memory can remain protected so it is more durable.
As quoted from the Health, Tuesday (11/08/2011), 7 steps can be taken to protect your memory is as follows:
1. Eating toast for breakfast
Toast is a good alternative to carbohydrate consumption for memory. A study from Tufts University found that people who eliminate carbohydrates from their diets have worse memory.
“Brain cells need carbohydrates, which is converted into glucose,” says Robin Kanarek, PhD, professor of psychology at Tufts University.
Choose whole grains and other complex carbohydrates, because it will be digested more slowly. Slow digestion of glucose supply will provide better and efficient.
2. Physical exercise before work
“Exercise increases blood flow, so it requires oxygen and glucose as fuel,” said Sandra Aamodt, PhD.
A study in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory shows that one can learn the vocabulary words 20 percent faster when trying to memorize after doing physical exercise routine.
3. Change the font on memos and records of daily
According to research published in the journal Cognition, using different fonts can bermafaat to improve retention or long-term memory deadlock. Focusing on the new font can make the brain and central processing of work a little harder, and improve memory.
4. Browsing over the lunch hour
According to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, spends an hour a day online, such as browsing something interesting or matters relating to the hobby can stimulate parts of the frontal lobe that controls short-term memory.
“Neural circuits involved in decision making, visual spatial, and verbal ability to be very active when browsing on the internet. But do not just browsing that does not involve the thought process,” said Gary Small, MD.
5. Given the parking of vehicles
Many people often forget about parking his vehicle. Notice where the vehicle is parked, then move the eyeball from side to side every half second for 30 seconds while standing in place.
“Practicing simple eye movements can improve your long-term memory up to 10 percent,” say researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University in England.
6. Drinking a little alcohol at dinner
Heavy drinkers can indeed lead to memory loss. But a new study finds that drinking small amounts of alcohol can actually reduce the risk of memory loss.
In an analysis published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, study participants who consumed less alcoholic drinks per week had the lowest risk of developing cognitive impairment. This is compared with study participants who did not drink at all and that too much to drink alcohol.
7. Flossing before bed
Flossing teeth (dental floss) is not only good for teeth, but also good for the brain. If you do not clean their teeth with dental floss can cause gums to become inflamed making it easier for bad bacteria to enter the bloodstream.
“Once inside the bloodstream, the bacteria can cause inflammation throughout the body, including the brain, which can cause cognitive dysfunction. Cleaning the teeth with dental floss (flossing) 2 times a day is ideal for keeping your teeth and mouth kebersihkan,” said Jonathan B. Levine, DMD, a professor from New York University.