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Start an Exercise Program to Improve Your Fitness and Memory

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At Memory Spring we promote an integrated approach to memory improvement and brain health that includes Physical, Organizational, Technical, and Mental Emotional elements.  One of the components in the Physical element is regular exercise.  There’s significant research and data that supports the importance of regular exercise to improving your memory and brain health.  
 
If you haven’t already, it’s time to start an exercise program. Here are some tips from Web MD and Tonya Gutch (senior personal trainer at the Cooper Fitness Center) at starting an exercise program that you’ll stick to:
 
1. Set Specific, Manageable Goals. For example, plan to exercise for 30 minutes, three times a week. And remember to track your progress by writing it down. 
 

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5 Things that You Wouldn't Normally Think of to Prevent Alzheimer's

 
DementiaAlzheimer's Disease is one disease that most of us fear.  It seems like every time we forget something we get paranoid  and assume that Alzheimer's is setting in.   Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive form of presenile dementia that usually starts in our 40s or 50s.  Some people are genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's and dementia, however, most of us experience the forgetfulness that is just part of the normal aging process.  Whether you're genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's and dementia or just experiencing memory loss through the normal aging process, it makes sense to take a proactive approach to protect your one true treasure, your brain.
 
There is plenty of data on things that you can do to promote good brain health and prevent Alzheimer's such as keeping your brain challenged, exercising on a regular basis, maintaining a balanced diet, and eating berries every day.  In the book 100 Simple Things that You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's, author Jean Carper provides key steps that you can do in everyday life to prevent the dreaded disease. Here are 5 things that you wouldn't normally think of that can help you prevent it and promote good brain health.
 

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What "Old World" Supplements Are You Using to Help Your Memory?

 
RosemaryThere is a ton of information out there on what to eat to improve your memory and brain function.  Traditional medicine emphasizes things like maintaining a balanced diet and supplementing it with fish oils, berries, and other foods to improve brain function and memory.  We tend follow what traditional medicine tells us. Why is it then that we forget supplements that have been used for hundreds even thousands of years to improve brain function and memory performance?  
  
Maybe it's time to add some of those "old world" supplements to your brain health regimen.  Here are a few to consider:  
 
Ashwagandha is an exotic Indian herb that has powerful antioxidant properties that seek and destroy the free radicals that have been implicated in aging and numerous disease states.  It is used as an alternative treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Use of Ashwagandha dates back three to four thousand years where it was first described in sacred texts of Ayurveda, the medicinal tradition originating in present-day India. First recommended as a rejuvenating tonic to help promote energy and longevity, the discovery of additional, widespread healing properties resulted in Ashwagandha becoming the backbone of many multi-ingredient Ayurvedic formulations. In addition, Ashwagandha has remarkable stress-relieving properties comparable to those of powerful drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. For more information on Ashwagandha click here.
 

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Today's Business Challenge: Overcoming Memory Overload

Memory Spring: Overcoming Memory Overload
 
In today's fast-paced business environment we're constantly challenged to remember vital information and key tasks, appointments, phone calls that need to be returned, people's names and special dates.
 
When memory loss occurs, we now have a host of items to blame: cell phones, tablets, computers, calendars, and administrative assistants.  If those don't work, we blame ourselves - a little too much.
 
The reality is that we all struggle with memory loss. And in business, there are a number of significant contributors:
 

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