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5 Easy Ways to Improve Memory

When you think about staying fit, you may typically think from the neck down.

But the health of your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you do: thinking, feeling, remembering, working, playing, and even sleeping. The good news is that emerging evidence suggests there are steps you can take to help keep your brain healthy as you age.

You might have been told that as you age, your brain deteriorates. However, your brain is very powerful and is able to adapt and change at any age. If you're looking to stay sharp, or even just slightly improve your memory, there are several things you can do.

What are the five ways you can increase your memory?
  1. Sleep
  2. Exercise
  3. Use it (learn a new language, read, brain exercises, etc.)
  4. Food
  5. Exposure to nature
Dr. Jon Leff joins Dr. Mike to discuss the five ways you can increase your memory function.
5 Easy Ways to Improve Memory
Featured Speaker:
Jon Lieff HeadshotDr. Jon Lieff has spent more than three decades exploring the mind and how it functions in both humans and nature. From the fascinating behaviors of animals and microbes, to the human brain and its ability to bounce back from injury, Dr. Lieff uses his expertise to help others better understand the world around them, and how it works on the most intricate levels.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lieff is a practicing neuropsychiatrist specializing in the interface of psychiatry, neurology and medicine. In 2001, Dr. Lieff founded Searching for the Mind, an organization that reviews scientific developments in the fields of neuroscience, animal behavior, microbiology, molecular biology, evolution and biophysics. He writes about these topics on his blog,, where he analyzes new scientific findings that point to evidence of the mind and its presence in nature, as well as new discoveries in the human brain and how it functions.