Simply ACCEPT memory loss? NO WAY!
Sure, everyone will insist there’s nothing you can do about it. A few might even crack a few “old people” jokes for good measure.
And then there are the folks that embrace it as an excuse. They make memory loss a convenient patsy for everything from missed appointments to forgotten birthdays.
But NOT you.
You won’t use it as an excuse because you won’t need one. Your razor-sharp memory could soon be the envy of everyone you know. I’ll show you how.
You won’t believe how easy it is to slow down the slide. But even better, there’s a simple step you can take that could help RESTORE the function that you feared was lost forever.
Keep reading to discover how to help save yourself from memory loss, cognitive decline, and even dementia.
Making the most of your gray matter
This memory-preserving trick might sound a little whacky at first.
But bear with me. Because although it may sound too simple to be true, I assure you it’s not. And I’ll explain HOW it works in just a moment.
It turns out one of the BEST ways to preserve both brain matter and brain function is with a brisk daily walk. And new research proves it.
Your brain is a pretty complicated machine, but it’s divided into two main parts.
- Gray matter: This is where the cell bodies and synapses are located.
- White matter: This is where you’ll find the axons or the cables that connect the neurons.
Every part of your brain is essential, of course. But the gray matter is where you hold and store all your cognitive abilities. Your function, including the management of memory, is centered in your gray matter.
As you get older, your gray matter starts to shrink. And that’s when all of your cognitive abilities can begin to go on the fritz. As the matter shrinks, the function fades.
Make THIS move to protect and restore memory
Notice I said BRISK. Because if it’s memory restoration you’re after, there can’t be any lollygagging. You should be cooking along at a decent pace, but not running (let’s not get crazy here).
It turns out a good walk is like fertilizer for your brain. It pumps oxygen into your noodle, where it gets sucked up into that gray matter. There it’s used as food and fuel to grow and go.
In the new study, boosting “peak oxygen uptake” – like what happens during a brisk walk, swim, or bike ride – led directly to an increase in the volume of gray matter in the brain, or at least slowed the loss that happens with age.
Specifically, it helped to PROTECT and RESTORE the regions which are most important to overall cognitive function, including memory.
But here’s what might be the most crucial finding of the study. The researchers believe this works at ANY age.
Sure, it’s great to have these habits when you’re young.
But you can’t go back in time. And if you haven’t been regularly participating in oxygen pumping exercise… if you’ve been sedentary for many years… the new study finds it’s NOT too late to get some of these same memory-saving benefits.
You just have to get up and go for that walk.