What to avoid to help with memory loss or brain fog

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Stress
Life delivers a pick and mix of stresses and strains: relationships, work, family, elderly parents. Take your pick! Oestrogen keeps levels of the stress hormone cortisol low, and its absence may make you feel more stressed. Stress impacts on memory. Find your own stress-buster, exercise, meditation, or yoga. 

Watch our Hot Flush vlogs Yoga with Annie – Basic Stretching Exercises and Yoga with Annie – Relaxation & Breathing Exercises.

Stub out smoking
A 2011 study carried out by the University of Northumbria found that smokers lose some of their everyday memory. The good news is that kicking the habit can help to restore it. Talk to your doctor, try counselling, or nicotine replacement products - just keep trying to quit.

Alcohol dulls the senses
Alcohol slows brain processes down, affecting memory and impacting on the quality of your much-needed sleep. If you’re suffering from brain fog, or struggling with a bad memory, it might help to cut down - or cut out - alcohol. Your brain and body will thank you.  If you need advice, support, and friendly encouragement on going alcohol free, check out Join Club Soda online. Watch our vlog Going Soba With Club Soda.

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Laura Llewellyn