#5. Balance your stress
Chronic stress, depression, and anxiety can all lead to reduced memory function and even the destruction of brain cells if left untreated for too long. A couple of things you can do to counteract these effects to laugh and meditate when possible. Laughter engages multiple regions of the brain while simultaneously reducing stress, which both add to the health of your brain. Meditation stimulates positive brain activity and can reduce feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety. Regular meditation can even work to produce more brain-cell connections which can increase memory capabilities.