5 Ways to Improve Memory Recall
Struggling to Remember Information? We’re here to help!
Memory recall refers to one’s ability to retrieve information from your knowledge bank (i.e., your brain). Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help improve your memory.
Tip #1: Exercise...Even If It’s Just for a Little Bit Each Day!
Everyone knows that exercising is healthy for your body and mind in a variety of different ways, but many individuals struggle to find the time and motivation to get exercise in on a daily basis.
You don’t necessarily need to even go to the gym and workout intensely for an hour each day – even though that’d be great!
Studies show that even brief, daily walks can help you stay sharp. Even if it’s just a 20-minute walk on a daily basis, research has shown that alone can help improve cognition.
Tip #2: Like Games? So Does Your Brain!
Games like crossword puzzles, chess, Sudoku, and more that put your brain to the test won’t stop memory loss necessarily, but they can help improve your daily thinking skills.
Your brain is like a muscle. When we aren’t using our muscles, they tend to grow weaker. These fun games that put your mind to the test can be beneficial.
Tip #3: Prioritize Your Z’s!
Your brain needs good, consistent sleep in order to be operating at its best. Why? Because your sleep plays a key part in the process of memory consolidation.
Try to nail down a consistent sleep-wake cycle where you’re going to bed and waking up around the same time each and every day – even on the weekends.
Saying no to screen time before bed can also help you get great sleep. Staring at a screen or watching television before you turn in for the night can have a negative impact on your sleep.
Sleep experts recommend to limit your caffeine intake in the late afternoon and evening, avoid nicotine at night, limit alcoholic beverages before bed, and try not to drink too much of anything before bed as this may cause frequent nighttime restroom interruptions.
You’ll notice a better “you” when your sleep schedule is on track!
Tip #4: Find a New, Challenging Hobby
Challenging yourself to learn something new and continually trying to get better at something new can have great cognitive benefits.
Like music? Learn how to play an instrument you’ve never played before and stick with it.
Sports enthusiast? Master that golf swing! There are many variables that go into a golf swing, and there’s always more to learn about the game and technique.
Are you artistically-inclined? Take up pottery and continue to challenge yourself.
Find a hobby you’ve always wanted to take up in your free time. Start out learning the basics and continue to push yourself. Doing so can help improve memory skills and your well-being.
Tip #5: Try Brain Training
Brain training is the practice of strengthening the core skills needed to memorize new information, recall information, learn new things, read proficiently, stay on task, and process information quickly.
At LearningRx, we offer 1-on-1 brain training programs (in-Center and virtually) that target and strengthen weak cognitive skills that might be causing a child or an adult to struggle with recalling information.
However, many people want to know “Does brain training actually work?”
Case studies and research shows that we’ve helped thousands of individuals realize marked improvement in their short-term and long-term memory as well as improvement with other core cognitive skills.
Give us a call today to learn more about how we’ve helped improve
memory skills for thousands of children and adults.