Tips to Boost Your Memory Naturally
Submitted By Res-Q
There is no denying that as we age chronologically, our body ages with us. Most people experience mild cognitive decline with age. In fact, research shows that up to half the people over age 50 have mild forgetfulness linked to age-associated memory impairment. Similar to many other age-related health concerns, these symptoms can be prevented or improved. Consider the following tips to help boost and preserve your brain power.
Exercise Almost Every Day
Regular exercise is critical to help keep your brain healthy and improve focus and memory. Studies have shown that people who exercise experience an increase in brain volume and score better on memory and attention tasks after exercise.
Eat "Smart" Foods Regularly
Blueberries, walnuts, and egg yolks are at the top of the list.
• Blueberries help protect your brain from oxidative stress and have been shown to improve learning and help maintain healthy brain function
• Walnuts and wild salmon contain DHA, an omega-3 naturally found in high concentrations in the brain, which promote healthy cognitive function
• Egg yolks are high in choline, which your brain uses to make acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter (brain chemical) important for maintaining memory and communication among brain cells
Meditation has been shown to improve both concentration and memory. It can help calm the mind, which increases our ability to take in each learning experience fully.
Get Good, Quality Sleep
Sleep is critically important to a number of brain and cognitive functions. Sleep restores the brain by flushing out toxins. It is also important for organizing and storing memories. In fact, research shows that when people are sleep-deprived for even one night, their ability to memorize new information drops significantly.
Take Healthy Brain Supplements
High-DHA omega-3 supplements, like Res-Q Calamarine and Res-Q Norwegian Arctic Cod, provide the essential DHA that your brain requires to function optimally. Res-Q Brain Focus contains a blend of patented ingredients that support optimal brain function, help maintain and improve memory, and promote concentration and focus. It also helps to both protect our brain function as we age and improve symptoms of cognitive decline, such as forgetfulness, foggy thinking, and poor concentration. Here's a look at the ingredients:
• AlphaSize® Alpha-GPC Choline Compound
• SerinAid® Phosphatidylserine
• Sensoril® Ashwagandha
• Grape Seed Extract
• Hops Flower Extract
• Rosemary Herb Extract
Stress: Does It Ever Stop?
Americans are more stressed today than ever! As a result, stress-related disorders are on the rise and high levels of everyday stress are taking a serious toll on health. We all experience stress in life, but how you cope significantly impacts your quality of life and long-term health. Let's take a look at some of the most common stressors throughout the decades of a lifetime and learn ways to support the body during these challenging times.
20s: The 20s is a decade of transition for many, from crazy school years to the responsibilities of adulthood. College or graduate school can mean poor food choices, excess alcohol consumption, and lack of sleep—all physical stressors on the body. Facing an uncertain future can also cause anxiety.
30s: The 30s can be marked by increased stability, but also significant change. Work-life balance can also become challenging. For example, working parents often run around non-stop from work, to home, to their children's activities. In this decade, it's more common to skimp on sleep and skip meals, which act as physical stressors on the body.
40s: Career, finances, and family obligations are typically present in your 40s. A midlife crisis can happen and personal health issues are more likely to become a concern. 50s: Personal health problems and health issues affecting family are common in your
50s. By this age, emotional stress has likely taken its toll. The body also experiences physical changes that can cause stress on the body, such as menopause in women, andropause in men, slowed metabolism, and weight gain. The need for adrenal support is especially important.
60s: The 60s can be a time of transition, as retirement age is often near and cognitive decline can become apparent. Most people by this age are on medications that can have significant side effects. Some medications deplete nutrients and create deficiencies, which act as a physical stressor on the body.
70s+: Cognitive decline is more significant and medications continue to have stressful complications. Health issues are more likely to prevail and sleep is more likely to be disrupted. Emotional stressors, such as grieving the loss of a loved one are possible and take a toll on the body as well.
Natural Ways to Fight Stress at Any Age
Take a Supplement
Adaptogens help your body adapt to physical and emotional stress and increase your resistance against its harmful effects. Res-Q Stress Blocker is a powerful blend of herbal adaptogens that can be used during any stage of life. The ingredients include: Withania (Ashwagandha), Eleutherococcus (Siberian ginseng), Rhodiola, Holy Basil, Passionflower (Passiflora), and L-theanine.
Avoid or limit foods that stress or harm the body, such as trans fat, refined sugar, and vegetable oils. Keep your blood sugar stable; blood sugar fluctuations act as a physical stressor and can lead to symptoms of anxiety and fatigue.
The majority of Americans are deficient in essential omega-3 fatty acids. Medications and poor diet can also deplete the body of vital nutrients. Replenish nutrients with the following supplements: omega-3s, such as Res-Q 1250, a multivitamin like Heart360, and Res-Q Mg magnesium.
Don't Forget to Dream
Sleeping 6-8 hours per night is essential for your adrenal glands to recover from stress and protects against the harmful effects of stress. Natural Ways to Fight Stress at Any Age
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