To Your Health
January, 2009 (Vol. 03, Issue 01)
3 Ways to Improve Your Memory
By Editorial Staff
Play games that require you to remember previous moves and conceptualize future moves and combinations. Chess is a great example, as is checkers. In fact, counting cards in blackjack will improve your memory, too -- just don't do it when you're at a casino table.
Pay attention to details wherever you go, particularly when the situation involves multiple stimuli. Scan a new environment for a few seconds, and then look away and see how many details you can remember: the number of people, other items like paintings, pictures, etc. The more you do it, the better you'll become.
Find Time to Teach
Teach while you learn. Improving your memory isn't just about taking in information; sometimes, sharing it with others is just as important. Whether you're helping a friend study for a test or reading to your children, you're more likely to retain information the more you repeat it.