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7 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Turns out women are better at remembering things than men, after all.

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Women are better at remembering things, at least according to a Mayo Clinic study. In comparison to men, women have a relatively larger hippocampus as we age, meaning we’re better at storing information such as names, events and directions.

Try the following to boost brain power, male or female.

Go Classical

Listening to classical music was shown to enhance the genes involved in memory, according to a Finnish study.

Get More Sleep

A mere 20 minutes of sleep was shown in one study to boost work performance by three times.

Exercise

People who exercise regularly have a much bigger hippocampus than their sedentary counterparts, according to research.

Be Crafty

A Mayo Clinic study found that people who engaged in creative activities were 73 percent less likely to develop memory problems.

Tipple (a little)

Those who drank lightly were shown to have a 30 percent lower risk of dementia.

Have a Cup (or two) Of Joe

Coffee has been linked to a 65 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Nap

Your information recall is about five times better after taking a 45-minute nap, according to research.