At one time or another, we’ve all misplaced our car keys or walked into a room with purpose only to end up wondering what we were doing there to begin with. Fortunately, just as people can exercise to build their muscles, there are several mental exercises that can keep the mind sharp and alert.
Here are a few excellent memory boosters that you can use right at your Alachua apartment:
Try to frequently engage in puzzles and strategy games. Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and Scrabble are all great ways to keep sharp, as are a number of puzzle video games designed to stretch your mind and force you to figure out increasingly more difficult problems.
Sleep is critically important to mental health. Getting an adequate amount of sleep can be the difference between waking up awake and alert or spending the majority of the day foggy and tired. While the ideal amount of sleep varies from person to person, most doctors recommend at least seven hours for adults.
Finally, a balanced diet is also important to keeping a healthier mind. Try adding asparagus, cocoa, egg yolks, rosemary, salmon, broccoli, tomato sauce, and walnuts to your diet. All of these foods have been shown to have some beneficial effects on the brain.
By following these tips and trying to keep your mind active, you can help keep your memory sharp as a razor for years if not decades to come. If you are not a yet a resident and would like to learn more about our available apartment homes and community amenities, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’d love to have you over for a visit and give you a personal tour of our apartment community.