- MindMate Staff
How To Improve Memory Power
As we get older, many notice a decline in their memory. In fact 1 in 9 adults in the US over 45 have noticed some memory issue. So, it is no surprise that people are always looking for ways to improve memory power. Whilst there is no magic potion you can take to improve your memory, there are some lifestyle habits you can adopt to enhance your memory power.
Coffee has become a staple in our daily routine, and as it turns out, its benefits go beyond keeping people awake. Researchers have found that drinking moderate volumes of coffee on a daily basis can improve memory power and brain health. More specifically, coffee can decrease the risk of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cognitive decline. As it turns out, dark coffee is the most effective for this purpose, so the next time you grab a coffee from Starbacks, make sure it's a dark coffee.
Eat Your Greens
Remember when you were a kid, and your parents made you eat your greens? Well as it turns out, they were actually on to something there. Certain leafy greens, like lettuce, spinach, and kale, have been shown to enhance memory power. Having two servings of these per day can reduce the rates of memory and cognitive decline, so make sure to add some leafy greens to your lunch and dinner.
Everyone enjoys listening to some genre of music, and as we get older, our music taste also changes. But it might be time to pull out the old records, as listening to music from your childhood can improve your memory. Aside from listening to music, learning a new instrument can also help to enhance memory power, so maybe take that piano lesson you have been meaning to take.
Now, I know, some people love reading, whilst others view it as a chore. But just like you wash the dishes, and do the laundry, it’s time to add reading to the chore list. There is evidence to suggest that not only can reading improve memory power, but it can also reduce the risk of dementia, and therefore support your overall brain health. If you are struggling to choose a book, check out our list of must reads here.