How to Support Memory and Retain Your Brain Functions
The brain functions like a muscle – the more you use it, the stronger it gets.
Sleep is important for storing memories. It also has a restorative function. Studies suggests that sleep helps restore the brain by flushing out toxins that build up during waking hours. The results point to a potential new role for sleep in health and disease. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night .
Listening to music helps to engage the neurons in brain. Playing a musical instrument is even better for your brain.
Routine tasks prevents brain cells making new neural connections, so try some brain yoga!
Try the simple exercise below.
1. Hold both your hands in fists in front of you.
2. Put your left thumb out and your right pinkie out.
3. Switch: put your left pinkie out and your right thumb out.
4. Keep switching and see how fast you can go!
To Your Health and Wellness!
Dr. Janine Bowring