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Clear Out Your Junky Thoughts
If you can't seem to remember anything, maybe it's because your mind is cluttered with useless thoughts (why oh why did I have that second doughnut?). Recent research suggests that the more irrelevant information we hold on to, the harder it is to remember the stuff that matters. But there's a quick fix: yoga. Often touted as a way to quiet a spinning mind, the ancient practice may also help improve memory. A 2014 study found that when older adults practiced yoga three times a week for just eight weeks, they significantly boosted their ability to recall and process new information.