5 Tricks To Boost Your Memory

5 Tricks to boost your memory

No matter whether you can remember what your fifth grade teachers name was or you can’t even remember what you had for breakfast, actively exercising your memory is important.

1. Smell the rosemary

Aromas affect our cognitive abilities. Studies have shown that having a rosemary plant on your windowsill increases alertness.

2. Teach what you have learned

Share your knowledge with others through volunteer teaching.

3. Clench your fists

Clench your right fist while trying to commit something to memory and then later clench your left when you want to remember again. Clenching your hands activates the side of the brain that handles that function.

4. Quit multitasking

Studies show that it takes eight seconds to fully commit a piece of information to memory, so concentrating on the task at hand is crucial.

5. Build a memory palace

A memory palace is basically a visualization of a place that you know well in real life – say, your current house.  In each room of this virtual site, you can place segments of things to remember, with as much visual elaboration as possible. The idea is that, by focusing on tracing your steps through its rooms, you will come across these concepts and remember them. Find out more about building a memory place.

A final really important way to keep your memory sharp involves exercise. At Orianna Lifestyle Resorts, recreational activities are abundant! Find out more about the types of activities you could be involved in when you become a resident at Orianna!

The Benefits of Having a Furry Friend

Living in a pet friendly resort is good for your health!

No matter at what age, the benefits of regular contact with animals can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and increase physical activity among other things.

Humans are constantly worried about something. Whether it be the bills, children, parents or what the future holds in 10 years’ time. These thoughts, albeit natural and experienced by everyone are one of the main drivers for depression and anxiety in our lives.

On the other hand, dogs and other pets don’t experience worry in the same way we do and live very much in the here and now. These feelings rub off on owners and can help reduce the worries of the future experienced more frequently by the mature population.

In addition to this, there are many other health benefits to having a furry friend:

  1. Increased physical activity
  2. Companionship
  3. Left-over disposal
  4. Reduced stress levels
  5. Sense of responsibility and routine
  6. Increased social interaction
  7. Security
  8. Spending more time outdoors

Orianna Lifestyle Resorts are a pet friendly community that encourages residents to include their pets in life decisions. Orianna has many pet friendly activities scheduled in the calendar where you don’t have to leave your best friend at home either!

Don’t have a furry friend yet? There are many animals who, through no fault of their own have ended up in pounds and rescues right across the country. Your new friend could be waiting for you right now. Visit the RSCPA website today.

To find out more about how you could move into Orianna over 50’s lifestyle resort with your furry friend,  contact us today!

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