The exact mechanisms by which stress erodes brain functioning still remain unclear, somewhat a mystery, though the research suggests it’s related to the ability of exercise to maintain telomere length, is a big key factor in aging.Regardless my friends, of the mechanism at play, the correlation should be very clear. It comes down to exercising, exercise protects against stress and, consequently, defends our beautiful brain from harmful pressure.



Of course, exercise is not the only or even the most direct way to reduce the stress and in turn benefit our brain. Fotuhi says that the simple things like taking a few minutes out of your day to kick back and relax, can go a long way. Just try to be happy. Life will definitely go on, he says. If you’re late, you all have heard the saying, it is what it is. Getting stressed over it will accomplish nothing. And it will not help you in having a good strong memory.



Meditation is an another stress reliever-seems to offer benefits similar to those of exercise. Though some further research is needed to prove causation, a study from 2015 found that mediators tend to have better-preserved gray matter in the brain, especially the hippocampus, than the counterparts who did not meditate. While emphasizing the preliminary nature of his research, University of California, Los Angeles, doctor Florian Kurth says that meditation can both expand the brain’s gray matter and reduce the stress along the same lines as exercise.



If you have the time left between meditating and exercising and if you still want to improve your brain health, and having a good strong memory, you may want to try what the experts call cognitive stimulation. In common parlance, it just simply means learning some new things and then applying that new knowledge in practice.



The taxi drivers in metropolises like London and Paris learn the intricacies of the city’s geography and the traffic patterns and then apply that knowledge in ever-changing circumstances. This actually affects the structure of the brains of the drivers, according to a 2000 study, that was conducted before the era of universal GPS. Cabbies’ posterior hippocampus, the part of the brain that is typically associated with spatial memory, grew throughout their career.

By them learning and creating new knowledge, the gray matter got bigger, Kurth explained. He likens this effect to the way that weightlifting training affects the muscles. The more a person work out, the more a certain region improves. However, as with weights, the gains in brain development can disappear if you don’t continue to work that region.



Of course, a job as a taxi driver is not the only way for employment to provide the kind of stimulation that will grow the brain, and help you in having a good strong memory. Learning new things is the key my friends, People past the point of formal schooling which is to say, most of us might want to try learning a new language, learning to play the guitar or maybe skateboarding. Whatever you do, always make sure, you just don’t learn it, apply it frequently.

Like anything in science, none of these interventions to prevent or slow cognitive decline come with any satisfaction guaranteed, this my friends is real talk. Some people certainly defy the trends, and all recommendations evolve as the research changes. But although scientists and the doctors always love to say MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED, the existing research does support meditation, exercise and lifelong learning as reliable ways to work your mind, and to help you in having a good strong memory.



What people don’t realize is that memory loss has many treatable components, and if people treat those component, people will improve, Fotuhi says. People need to start taking real responsibility for their brain health in the same way they take real responsibility for the health of their teeth. These are very simple interventions with some profound benefits.



Yoga improves our mindset and our decision-making, by keeping our brain sharp. According to a study in PLOS One in 2018 doing hatha yoga for just 50 minutes followed by a 10-minute guided mindfulness meditation once a week for 6 weeks may improve recollective powers. Working memory involves the temporary storage and the processing of information, such as reciting a phone number in your head or following directions, explains study author Devon Brunner, a clinical research assistant at the Center for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Research.



More research is needed to understand the exact connection, however, it is likely that the benefits stem from a combination of the things that are happening during yoga, such as movement, integrating breath and redirecting attention, Devon says.



A combination of yoga, pranayama, and meditation may help you to live longer and age more gracefully, according to a 2017 study that was published in the journal Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity by researchers in New Dellhi. It was with ninety-six healthy adults followed a program that included 90 minutes of these practices five days a week, After 12 weeks, they all showed improvements in several markers of cellular aging, including main-taining telomere length ( which is an enzyme that repairs and lengthens telomeres )



Telomere attrition is associated lifestyle diseases and aging. So the bottom line is yoga, pranayama, and meditation may prevent the onset of diseases and prolong a healthy life, researchers say. Though we can not yet change our chronological age, we can definitely slow down the pace at which we do age with yoga and meditation, says the study authors.

Yoga and meditation practices have repeatedly been shown to be associated with preservation of BRAIN TISSUE in late life, and these wonderful findings suggest that this may be due to the enhancements of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) signaling, explains the study author Rael Cahn, PhD, who is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, however, more research is needed to determine if shorter practices of yoga can also boost BDNF to this level.



Illustrated In this article, you have been given many ways to help you in having a good strong memory, please take care of your brain.

May you be always in good health, humbly yours Paul Earl.



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  1. I meditate everyday. Actually, I do walking meditation and find that it really helps me to focus. It is just as important to work our brain muscle as it is to work our other muscles. I’m 55 and I have noticed that since I started walking daily and working out with weights every other day, my memory seems to have improved. Do you think that nutrition plays a role in memory as well?

    1. Good evening Wendy, it makes me very happy for you to say that you are meditating, everyday, the more that I research, I’m finding more and more information concerning all the good things that meditation does for our body, from the top of our head to the bottom of your feet including our brain. I have other articles concerning meditation on this website, it will amazed you of all the information that I have provided from the many many hours of research that my team and I have done. In fact I just wrote a new article that shows scientific evidence that meditation can increase our life span, all I could say was wow. And as far as your question yes, and I have scientific evidence to prove it in my articles on this website. We thank you for visiting weightlifting for a beautiful world, if it’s anything that we could ever do for you don’t you hesitate to reach out to us. May you be always in good health, humbly yours Paul Earl.

  2. This article is about long time memory can be tricky one. but the details about the memory is very good.  I agree that yoga can boost the memory which is similar to chakra yoga.  Maybe yoga instructor can help you relax and have your memory improve.  Does yoga instructor offer anyone to relax your body and mind to improve better life?

    1. Good evening Carolyn, thank you for visiting weightlifting for a beautiful world. I had been involved off and on with yoga for some 30 odd years, however I was not aware of the fact that this has helped my memory to be as strong as it is until I researched this subject. The more research that my team and I do, the more wonderful things I am finding out that are connected to meditation, it is a mind-blower, thousands of years, the Middle East brothers and sisters and our Oriental brothers and sisters have been preaching about all the good things that yoga can do for the human body, and now just sitting in the last decade the western civilization is finding out it is the truth. Concerning the question that you gave me, meditation is absolutely wonderful for relaxing your body your mind and everything in between. I have several articles on this website that speaks about all of the very many things that yoga help with, and improves. So by all means come back and check them out, you will be amazed I guarantee you. If it’s anything that my team and I can do for you please contact us. May you be always in good health, humbly yours Paul Earl.

  3. Paul,

    Thank you for the insightful information on Having A Good Strong Memory. First, I’d like to touch base on exercising. It has helped me throughout the years, improving my mental health by letting out my stress on the treadmill and weights. As for meditation, I’ve never tried it for an extended period. I’ve tried it a few years back, but I just wasn’t determined to keep at it. I hear that meditation is incredible for you and your mind! I definitely would look into getting a meditation program or something that’ll help me stay in one place and calm my mind. Lastly, yoga is not only good for your brain by relieving stress but also by making you more flexible while treating any physical issues such as back pain. 

    1. Good evening Josh, after all the information that my team and I have gathered concerning sleep, increasing the quality of our life, it always touch bases with exercise and meditation, it seems to be entanglement together to give us a better quality life. The East has been saying this forever, and Jess in the last decade the West is finally coming to terms with this big truth, the more that I touch base with this information the more I am totally convinced for the human species to live longer with a quality life we must be involved with exercise and meditation and of course eating the correct healthy way. I think you for visiting weightlifting for a beautiful world, and as always if it’s anything at all that we can do for you, please contact us. May you be always in good health, humbly yours Paul Earl.

  4. Thank you for this great article. I can definitely see the link between reducing stress and increasing brain power. I like what you said about exercise. Is weightlifting better than cardio for stress relief?

    That’s pretty cool that the taxi drivers actually developed spatial reasoning skills. Do you think truck drivers also develop spatial reasoning skills, or not because they’re driving pattern is much simpler?

    Do you think guided meditations are good enough for relaxing you or is it better to meditate without a guided meditation? Thanks for your expertise on the subject and have a great day.

    1. Good evening C. commented, to answer your question is weightlifting better than cardio for stress relief, actually working them together would be the ideal way. And yes I do believe truck driving would be the same as a taxi driving as far as the pattern goes. As long as one is meditating in any way it is going to relax your mind your body and your spirit, you truly do not need a instructor to do this. I have many articles on this website concerning yoga  and meditation, combined with mindfulness. You are most welcome, it is anything that we could ever do for you by all means reach out to us. I think you were busy and weightlifting for a beautiful world. May you be always in good health humbly yours Paul Earl.

  5. Great info here. There are so many links to memory. Totally agree exercise & continued learning are crucial to prolonged memory function. I’ve recently been exposed to the notion of holistic Mental Wellness. It’s fascinating to learn of the connection between the brain, gut & heart and how they all play a vital role in mental health. Thanks for sharing this info.

    1. Good evening my brother Eddie, thank you for visiting Weightlifting For A Beautiful World. I am very happy that this article was helpful for you. I also have a couple more articles that you can refer to, that can help you with this situation. If it’s ever anything that my team and I can do for you please reach out to us. May you be always in good health, humbly yours Paul Earl.

  6. I’ve been trying to incorporate more yoga I to my daily routine. I love meditating though as it helps relax my mind! Thanks for sharing this article.

    1. Good evening SIA, thank you for visiting us once again. The findings that my team and I have from the research concerning yoga and meditation and mindfulness, are indeed priceless. We have learnt not only is Yoga good to relax you or take the stress out of your world, it is also intertwine with giving you a longer quality life, the East has been preaching this for hundreds of years if not thousands, and the West is finally understanding this big truth. So I say into you by all means incorporate within your day some sort of form of meditation it will only enhance your life, as always if it’s anything that we can do for you by all means please reach out to us. May you be always in good health, humbly yours Paul Earl.

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