12. Practice Mindful Techniques Like Meditation or Yoga
These practices help reduce stress, which is toxic to the brain. It doesn’t have to take up a lot of time; studies have found that just five to 10 minutes a day, even just relaxing and quiet deep breathing if meditation is not your thing, can help lower risk of dementia. It can also make significant improvements in verbal memory and the ability to remember locations.
11. Try the Method of “Chunking” for Remembering
This is done by breaking off pieces of information into smaller bits called chunking. This was devised by companies to help people with numbers, like phone or social security numbers, and even zip codes. For example, a phone number like 507-123-4567, is a series of numbers with breaks.
10. Brain Foods That Give You Energy and Protect Your Brain
Foods for the brain are high in nutritious antioxidants, good fats, vitamins and minerals. Some of these include avocados, beets, blueberries, broccoli, extra virgin olive oil, and coconut oil to start.
Of course, like you’ve been told before, eat leafy green veggies, like kale, spinach, Swiss chard and lettuce. Studies have shown that eating greens once or twice a day slows mental deterioration. You can easily add more greens to replace some of the carbs in your meals.Related: 10 Brain Foods to Improve Your Memory and Brain Health