These are some of the simple things in everyday life that you can change to strengthen your memory.

Learn languages

Overall learning something new, whether a new language, take cooking classes or ballroom dancing is good for the brain. But it turns out that learning ballroom dancing as a couple is especially good. With dance do not only exercise, but you have to think on the fly, and be flexible to change.

Change the font on your computer

Making the text a little harder to read your brain Take advantages brain. You can do this by changing the font on your computer, adding bold or italics, or by the smaller screen to make the text smaller.

Play Tetris

In one study, a group of teenagers who regularly played Tetris had changes in parts of the brain involved in critical thinking, reasoning, language and processing, among others. The game requires us to manipulate as they drop pieces to create an orderly row of tiles. The Tetris, you can have 25 years, is still available for all types of devices, including iPhone or Android.

Meditate consciously

People who meditate regularly induce physical changes in the brain, it is believed that as a result of the formation of new synaptic networks, This increases not only the attention but also self-awareness and empathy. It costs nothing and can be done anywhere, anytime.

Become handed (or right)

Many people who have suffered a stroke after suffer paralysis side so they are forced to learn to use the non-dominant side of your body to perform everyday tasks like writing. This helps them create new neural networks. Any of us can benefit from this practice. Brush your teeth, tie the belt or eat with your left hand. These practices activate new parts of our brain.

Read aloud

Read a book or newspaper out loud stimulates different parts of the brain that are stimulated to read silently. By keeping these areas retain active brain neural connections. Airline pilots better review your task list if read aloud, even with no one in the cab.

Write Hand

Change the keyboard for pen and paper is better for the brain, according to a study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Research in children has shown that writing with pen and paper more active brain areas by simply typing.

Distract yourself

Turns out distracting noises that can do more than make you crazy. In fact, a study by researchers at the University of Amsterdam found that people exposed to an annoying background noise, solved more anagrams than those without this distraction.

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