Archive for: April 2013

Easy ways to improve your memory

mem-up-featuredI don't know anyone over fifty who doesn't joke, about their memory not being as good as it used to be. A lot of it just comes naturally with age but as John Parker discusses in his book Memory: Simple, Easy, and Fun Ways to Improve Memory, there are some pretty easy ways to improve it. Of course one section of the book talks about how your diet can affect your memory, and this idea has been covered in similar posts on this website. If you type the word memory into the search box to the right, you will find articles like, Blueberries can improve your memory and Over Fifty and senior moments.

John's book is a lot more than just diet tips. He reveals techniques to put your brain in tip-top condition so you can overcome forgetfulness and recall any information anytime, anywhere, and in any situation. It has been getting some wonderful reviews, including this one below that I thought you might find useful by Aaliyah Nelson, who says:

One of the reasons I liked this book is because of the many examples. The author never assumes that just because a concept was explained that you will automatically know how to use it. Instead he provides numerous illustrations that show you what to do. Not only that, he shows you different ways to apply them in different situations. The examples are practical and reference information that you'll likely need to learn or remember, whether for school, work, or day to day life.

The book also has a section on remembering names and faces. And he offers some excellent ideas for to help you. I'll need to read this section in more detail, because it's something I have trouble with. Of course, my eyesight isn't as good as it used to be, and my hearing is less than 100%, so I really do have some valid excuses, right?

The book also mentions repetition. This is a very valuable method, and I've always found writing something down commits it to memory, but better than simply trying to make a mental note of it. When I used to go to school, I would cram for exams by writing the most important notes that I had taken over the course of the year, two to four times. I also used to get my daughter to study her spellings, by writing the words down. Of course she said it didn't help, but we tested the theory, and found that it really did.

Memory: Simple, Easy, and Fun Ways to Improve Memory is being offered for free today as an Amazon promotion. So click here to download the free Kindle version now, while you still can. It's 128 pages. if one were to print it out.

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Lose weight in just 5 minutes

5-minute-featuredIf you're over fifty, you may know how easily it is to pack on some extra weight. But if you're finding yourself single again (with some extra time on your hands), you can lose those extra pounds in just five minutes a day, according to Jennifer Jolan, author of 5-Minute Miracle Exercises: Lose 5 Pounds in 2 Weeks - Only 5 Minutes a Day! She claims, "You'll see the difference in the mirror by the 2nd week (losing AT LEAST 5 pounds -- if not more -- of fat)."

There are 60 reviews for the book, and for the ones I scrolled through, they seem very favourable. Hard to believe what 5 minutes a day can do.

I did not download the book to review it. I'm one of these people who don't have any extra body weight and am often referred to as thin. I suppose there could be an extra 5 pounds I could lose, but I'm pretty much the same weight as I was 30 years ago. And weight has a way of falling off me. If I do a little biking while at the cottage this summer, by end of the season my pants will be looking baggy on me.

The Kindle version of 5-Minute Miracle Exercises is free today as part of an Amazon promotion. So if you think you'd like to take a look at it, click here to download it.

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