Mind-training exercises keep your brain fit as you age

Experts believe the degeneration process begins at the age of 40, but people begin to notice once they retire, a slowing down due to the lack of using concentration and memory skills.

Research has shown that memory can be activated with simple exercises such as searching for famous people whose first names begin with the letter A. Other research has shown instances of older people remembering better with sound, rhyme and picture associations.

Memory impairment is a major challenge for many peoples, especially after the age of 40. It seems to be a universal problem for all of those who are not following the healthy life style with healthy diet, nutrition and with a regular exercise program.

Sugar is one of the main culprits linked to memory loss. Studies have proven that people with the inability to rapidly bring down elevated sugar levels are more likely to experience memory loss. Just for this reason alone, it is of utmost importance to eliminate toxic sugars from your diet.

Additionally, consider optimizing your intake of omega- 3 fats through a  high quality fish oil, krill oil or cod liver oil supplementation.

And take herbs to improve your memory, such as Bacopa (medium and long term), Ginkgo (short term), Korean Ginseng, Paeonia, Rhodiola, Rosemary, Sage, Schisandra and Siberian Ginseng.

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