Improve Your Memory in 7 Days
By Elizabeth Hurchalla
Improve your memory in 7 days! You keep a calendar to remember appointments, and you jot down grocery items to jog your memory at the supermarket. But when it comes to remembering things like the name of a business associate or where you put your cell phone, unfortunately, you’re on your own. And if you’re like most busy moms, your memory probably fails you more than you’d like to admit.
There are, however, a number of simple things that can help you get better at remembering. Check out the brain-exercising tricks, memory-boosting strategies and healthy lifestyle changes below. Do a different one every day this week to start enhancing your ability to remember just about everything.
After the first week, try incorporating these strategies into your everyday life and you may find that your memory is as sharp as a, a — what is that thing called again? Oh, yeah: a tack.
Day 1: Take a walk.
“Aerobic exercise is the No. 1 thing you can do to improve memory,” says Cynthia R. Green, who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is the founder of the renowned Memory Enhancement Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. “Numerous studies show that getting your heart rate up benefits brain health and increases attention span.”