Train your brain. Regularly "exercising" the brain keeps growing and spurs the development of nerve connections that can help improve memory. By developing new mental skills - particularly complex as learning a new language or learn to play a new musical instrument - and challenge your brain with puzzles and games, you can keep your brain active and improve its physiological function. Try some fun puzzles everyday exercises like crossword puzzles, Sudoku and other games that are easy enough for anyone. Exercise daily. Regular aerobic exercise improves circulation and efficiency throughout the body -- including the brain -- and can help ward off the memory loss that comes with aging. Exercise also makes you more alert and relaxed, and can thereby improve your memory uptake, allowing you to take better mental "pictures". Reduce stress. Chronic stress physically damage the brain, he can remember much more difficult. After prolonged stress, the brain will start to be affected and deteriorate.

Or stressful situations have been recognized by the hypothalamus, which in turn signals the pituitary gland. The pituitary then secretes the hormone adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which affects the adrenal glands to secrete cortisol and adrenalin later (corticosteroids). Corticosteroids may reduce the blood-brain barrier and damage the hippocampus (memory center). Ironically, the hippocampus controls the secretion of a hormone released from the hypothalamus through the process of negative feedback. When chronic stress, begins to deteriorate, it is not as effective to control the degenerative corticosteroids, reduces the memory. Neurogenesis (the formation of new neurons), there are in fact the hippocampus, but stress to prevent it.

In reality, the stress cannot be removed completely from life, but it can be controlled. Even temporary stresses can make it more difficult to effectively identify the concepts and observe things. Try to relax, regularly practice yoga or other stretching exercises, and consult a doctor if you suffer from chronic stress, as soon as possible.

Eat well and eat right. There are a lot of herbal supplements on the market that claim to improve memory, but none have yet been shown to be effective in clinical tests (although small studies have shown some promising results for ginkgo biloba and phosphatidylserine). A healthy diet, however, contributes to a healthy brain, and foods containing antioxidants -- broccoli, blueberries, spinach, and berries, for example -- and Omega-3 fatty acids appear to promote healthy brain functioning.

- Feed your brain with such supplements as Thiamine, Niacin and Vitamin B-6.

- Grazing, or eating 5 or 6 small meals throughout the day instead of 3 large meals, also seems to improve mental functioning (including memory) by limiting dips in blood sugar, which may negatively affect the brain. Make sure it's healthy stuff. Take better pictures. Often we forget things not because our memory is bad, but because our observational skills need work. A common situation where this occurs (and almost everyone can relate to) is meeting new people. Often we do not really learn people’s names at firsts.

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.