By Carolyn Anderson

Tips to Improve Memory – 5 Things You Can Do Towards a Sharper Memory
By Carolyn Anderson Platinum Quality Author

Learn these 5 tips to improve memory and you will see a difference in how easily you can memorize things. Of course, having a sharp memory is not just good for those attending school, it is also a very helpful skill that you want to have until you grow old.

Whether you are in school or working, it is always important to have a sharp memory. Of course, that helps a lot in everything. Even from the simple tasks of being able to remember the people you meet can be a very good skill that will truly benefit you. Memory can indeed be trained and practiced.

Here are some of the tips to improve memory and help you enhance your learning skills.

1. Manage stress. Stress does not only add years to your age, it will also take a toll on your health as well as your memory. Of course, stress is part of life, but learning how to manage it can be a good start in improving your memory and learning skills.

2. Improve your memory by association. One of the techniques that you can use to improve your memory and learning is to associate the thing you want to remember to something that you are familiar with. You can remember people’s names by associating it with something that sounds-alike, or by associating it with something that you are already familiar with – that way, you can easily memorize that particular thing because you associated with something that you can always remember.

3. Use repetition. One of the techniques to help enhance the working of your brain is by repetition. When you hear something often, you also tend to remember it easily. When you do something repeatedly, your body tends to be put on autopilot the next time around. Thus, if you want to remember something, repeat it to yourself and you will eventually remember them easily.

4. Use visualization. Indeed, you can easily remember things if you can ‘see’ it in your mind. Thus, learning how to visualize that information that you want to learn is one of the powerful tips to improve memory. Create pictures in your mind that can make you remember one thing. The power of visualization even spans out more than your memory. It can also help guide you towards achieving your goals as well.

5. Use mnemonics. If you can still remember Roy G. Biv in your science class, you will surely know the colors of the rainbow pretty easily. Mnemonics is a great tool that can help you remember things easily. Aside from name mnemonics, you can also use rhymes, music mnemonics, expression mnemonics and even model mnemonics. Learn how to create your own mnemonics and you will surely make a breeze when it comes to recalling things.

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By Rob Poulos, Fat Loss & Fitness Expert & Creator of ‘Fat Burning Furnace’

As with a good majority of the things we do in life, we rely heavily on our vision or eyesight as the determining factor in whether or not we believe something.  And this is unfortunately the case in trying to burn fat as well.  What’s the old cliché?  A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

Well, when we lock our eyes onto that photo of that buff guy or buxom bombshell on the cover of the latest fitness or weight loss product, something happens.  We get excited.  We may even get very excited!

Unfortunately, this is something that many in the fitness industry are preying on. They know this and use it to their huge advantage.  The process is simple: put a great looking and in-shape guy or girl on a product and it will sell.  They don’t even have to tell you you’ll look like that person – they already know your subconscious will assume it will happen.  When you’re desperate to burn fat, this is an easy game for the fitness industry to play.

And of course a few weeks later if it doesn’t, you may start to lose hope and realize that it’s going to be tough to keep up with the unrealistic and overly strict guidelines.   You’ve got a life, right?  Sure, you want to burn fat, but you’ve got a job, maybe a family, and other interests in life.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a great fat burning workout, but I know you don’t want to spend every waking hour for the rest of your life working out!

All of this happened to me several times over as a young man.  I wasn’t happy with my weight, wanted to burn fat, and was in search of the most efficient way to get lean, strong, and healthy, but while not spending too much time in the gym, or having to follow crazy diet plans for long periods of time.

After more than a decade of experimenting on myself, friends, relatives, and perfect strangers, I assembled some of the secrets that I found to work best at burning fat and in the shortest amount of time, on myself and the others that I worked with.  Now, what led me to do this was an incredible amount of frustration that I know thousands of others are going through right now.

Why?  To answer that, I want you to understand the psychological aspects of what we are up against in the world of health and fitness.

What do you call doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?  OK, I’ll answer this one…Insanity!  In some ways, the fitness industry is making you insane in your quest to burn fat and get a lean, strong, and healthy body.  Their promises are too good to be true and often they can’t typically deliver on them.   They are over-promising and under-delivering in many cases.

It’s a big psychological game that the fitness industry is playing with us, and it dates back to our childhood.  When we were kids, we were all taught in school that we could do anything we wanted to do when we grew up.  Your parents might have even told you that you can achieve anything you want if you believe in it strongly enough.  I know mine did.

While this can provide great inspiration in life’s pursuits, it can also be used against you by others, and without you knowing.  You are largely a product of your genetic makeup.  Just as Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies could never play in the NBA, a guy like Woody Allen could never win a heavyweight bodybuilding competition.

The reality is that these two guys can burn fat and get in the best shape of their life, but our genes are responsible for much of what we end up looking like when in that best shape.  But this isn’t what the fitness industry will typically tell you – they want you thinking that anyone can look like a genetic freak of nature…if you just follow their programs, that is.

Please know that I am not saying you are doomed by your genes…everyone can make amazing improvements in their physiques with proper exercise and nutrition habits.  It’s when we start comparing ourselves to the guys or gals in the magazines that we get into trouble, and get lost in that vicious cycle of hype and sensationalism all too prevalent in fitness and fat burning today.

As I mentioned before, you’ve got a life.  You’re a busy person.  We all are.  We live in a fast-paced society, the information age, where we have so many tasks to complete and so little time to complete them.  I don’t know about you, but I find myself trying to cram everything I do into those few hours between waking up and going to sleep.  It’s not easy.

Then comes along the fitness gurus telling you that to burn fat and get in great shape you’ve got to workout everyday or close to it.  You’ve got to do aerobics or cardiovascular exercise to burn fat, several times a week.  You’ve got to weight train several other days each week, so that you are literally working out 5-6 days each week, every week.  If you want it, you’ve got to do it, they say.

I’m here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth! Many of these programs will also tell you that you’ve got to follow some crazy diet to burn fat.  This might include cutting all or most of your carbs, ingesting loads of supplements or other magic weight loss potions.  On top of that, when their programs don’t deliver, they’ll tell you that everyone is different and that you’ve got to find what works right for you.  Wait a minute…weren’t they just telling you that their program promises the body on the cover?

What they are doing is keeping you in that fitness insanity that I mentioned earlier.  They keep you doing the same thing (trying then next hot product or workout and diet regimen) and promising the same great fat burning results.  If it doesn’t work, they recommend the next great thing.  And too many people go on to that next miracle product or promise and the fitness industry uses this to their advantage!

Unfortunately the fitness industry, in many ways, has become a cycle of hype and sensationalism.  Sure, there are some good-hearted trainers and professionals out there, but even some of them are being controlled by the fitness center owners, magazine publishers, and supplement companies.  That’s where the money is!  Even if they are trying to help you, they can become unwitting victims to the machine.

They advertise their products, programs, and diets by using the cream of the crop in the genetic gene pool.  Hey, if it worked for that guy or gal with the amazing physique, it will work for me.  I fell for it, too, many times, until I did some serious research and experimentation as I mentioned before.

Then one day I finally woke up and discovered for myself the secrets that few people are aware of.  Secrets that will never dominate the fitness industry’s general recommendations because they are unpopular with the people that control the industry.  Why?

Because these principles won’t sell loads of crazy exercise gimmicks, gadgets, or magic potions.  My Fat Burning Furnace students are schooled in the proper application of brief, progressive, and intense resistance training, eating a diet full of nutrient rich foods, drinking tons of water, and getting plenty of quality sleep and rest.

But our subconscious mind is powerful, and you have to watch out…even today, I can get sucked in to a compelling late night TV ad, even though I know better.  So you’ve got to stay on guard.

If people would pay more attention to proven principles like those I teach my students, and spend less time with the latest “butt buster” or “fat stripper” on the market, we’d all be healthier, leaner, stronger, and happier for it.  And we’d also be burning a heck of a lot more fat in the process.

Claim your free copy of Rob Poulos’s “7 Secrets Of Permanent Fat Loss & Fitness” at his website: http://www.fatburningfurnace.com

Rob Poulos is a celebrated fitness author, fat loss expert, and the founder and CEO of Zero to Hero Fitness.  Rob created the world’s most efficient method for fast and permanent fat loss with his “Fat Burning Furnace” system to help those looking to put an end to restrictive fad diets, long boring cardio workouts, and the need for super-human willpower for good.
If you’re thinking about using the Fat Burning Furnace system yourself, but still have a few questions, make sure you visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Also, it may help to read about the success stories of others like you to see how people in similar situations have changed their bodies and their lives with the techniques in FBF.

But you may become anxious to get started on your new body right now, so you can also click the button below to get started right now.  Remember, you have a full 60 days to decide if it’s right for you.  If not, just email me and we’ll issue you a full refund and I’ll thank you for trying it out…it’s that simple!

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