Easy Ways to Protect Your Memory
Do you often forget where you put your keys? Or forget about what you want to buy at the supermarket? If it happens occasionally, then there is no problem, anyone can experience it, not only old people, but also in people who are young.
Although you are not yet old, research suggests memory loss begins in the age of 20 years old and continues with age. In order for you to minimize this problem, just do these three steps, according to Health.
1. Consumption of carbohydrates
Lack of carbohydrates can be bad for your memory. A research team from Tufts University found someone that reduce carbohydrate consumption have worse memory test results compared to those who consume carbohydrates.
What is the reason? It turns out that the brain cells needs carbohydrates to be converted into glucose, to keep concentrating. If you are afraid of getting fat, select only healthy carbohydrate sources such as wheat or brown rice.
“Exercise increases blood flow including to the brain area and bring the oxygen and glucose needs,” says Sandra Aamodt, PhD, co-author of “Welcome to Your Brain”.
In fact, according to a research published in the ‘Journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory‘, you can be 20 percent more quick in absorbing new words from foreign languages, just after exercise. So, from now protect your memory by exercising regularly.
3. Change the font in your computer
Do you always use the Times New Roman font? Try to use other fonts that are not commonly used, to improve your long-term retention. Focus on new fonts can make the processing centers in the brain work a little harder. You can change the font to Comic Sans Italicized, might be for you it might seems not too influential, but the brain will work more than usual to process it.