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Bustle Quotes Dr. Williams: 10 Doctor-Recommended Ways To Improve Your Memory


It kind of feels like as you age, your mind and memory just don't quite work like they used to. But is that really the case, or are there ways to improve memory? While the years creeping on can have an effect on some brain functionality, certain aspects of brain function and memory are not necessarily linked to getting older.

Remember when your mom used to hound you about boring things like "eating healthy" or "getting exercise," especially now that you're "an adult"? That stuff isn't just about physical health, but mental health too. Your brain relies on nourishment as much as your body does.

"When it comes to neurological health, people often consider it in terms of what to fix when things go wrong," Vernon Williams M.D. a sports neurologist at the Center for Sports Neurology & Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. tells Bustle. "But the truth is that you can and should make enhanced brain health a focus in your life."

There are certain tricks you can use to better train your memory, in addition to making sure your brain is in tip-top shape. So if you're ready to improve your memory, here are 10 steps to get you started.

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