To rev re­call: Talk with your hands

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For an in­stant mem­ory boost, ges­ture while you speak. Uni­ver­sity of Chicago re­search re­veals that peo­ple who do so re­mem­ber 35 per­cent more about a con­ver­sa­tion than those who keep their hands still. The re­searchers say the mo­tion seems to ac­ti­vate the hip­pocam­pus—the brain’s key mem­ory cen­ter. Tip: For a long-term leg up, con­sider sup­ple­ment­ing with Na­trol Cog­nium ($19 for 60 tablets, iHerb.com)—it con­tains BF-7, a pro­tein shown to en­hance re­call by 90 per­cent.

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