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Boost your memory


Research suggests that you can boost your memory by exercising it daily.


There are lots of ways of doing this. For example, try thinking in a different way, or flex your brain by trying to recall details you haven't thought of for years.


Try these brain exercises


Can you remember 10 details about your first day in a new school?


  Can you remember 15 details of your life when you first heard Princess Diana had died? For example, where were you living? Who were your friends? What did you enjoy doing in your free time?

Next time you're on a bus or in the car, limber up your memory by thinking of as many words as possible that begin with the letter A, then work your way through the alphabet.


Make it into a game with a friend and both try to recall every country beginning with the letter A, then B, then C and so on.


Or try remembering a list of objects or people from one category in the space of one minute - for example British Prime Ministers, capital cities, famous scientists or types of fruit.


It won't be long before flexing your memory pays off making your memory more adaptable and more nimble.


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