Memory is such an integral part of our lives, so much so that the ancient Greeks had a deity dedicated to memory. Spanish filmmaker, Luis Buñuel Portolés, once declared about memory: "Life without memory is no life at all . . . Without it, we are nothing… ". So, what if you're constantly forgetting? We all experience some memory lapses. However, a little forgetting is actually healthy.
But what to do if your memory lapses have gone beyond simple benign momentary forgetting? It's a matter of significance — if you can't remember where your car keys are, you might still be in the clear; if you can't remember where your car is, you're likely in trouble. Here are a few pointers that can help with enhancement of your memory:
Exercise is actually good for your memory as it stimulates the growth of new brain cells. So, if you have been looking for an incentive to get on that treadmill, here's one on a silver platter.
Challenge yourself mentally. Take up chess, do crossword puzzles, read unconventional books. These activities have been shown to bear positive results when it comes to nurturing the brain.
Your diet impacts your mental health. One might be tempted to point out famous geniuses who were known alcoholics and whose diets were wanting. Realize, however, that these people were geniuses in spite of this, not because of this. A healthy diet is crucial.
The importance of sleep cannot be understated. Sleep deprivation has been linked to marked decline of mental function. Ensure that you are getting enough sleep. Those daily 7 hours of sleep may just be the less obvious solution.
Sometimes, through no fault of your own, perhaps due to a neurodegenerative condition, you find yourself battling memory loss. In such cases, it is best to see a medical specialist to forge the way forward.
Here at Budget Pharmacy, we hope these tips will give you the keys you needed to have a newer perspective on your memory. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (713) 694-3785 or visit us at our location.
-Budget Pharmacy team.