Banish Distractions to Improve Your Concentration

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Hi, I'm Dr. Oz, and here's a smart health tip to improve your concentration. If you're feeling scatterbrain, and have a hard time staying focused on a task, age may be to blame. It turns out that a prime reason for midlife concentration lapses and late life memory problems is an increasing inability to filter out clutter. As you get older, it's harder for your brain to ignore other information, that includes anything from noise your kids make in the next room to digital distractions pinging from text messages.

It's like looking at the world through a wide angle lens that sees the pile of bills you need to pay, and the unwashed dinner dishes, or the beautiful sunset. The key to maintaining focus as you get older, is to minimize distractions. So, you can focus at the task at hand. Don't watch TV while you pay your bills, or load new software onto your computer.

Turn off the phone if you need to, and clear away visual clutter, clean off your desk including your computers desktop. You'll be able to focus on what you need to do, and actually get it done. For more simple ways to live healthier, keep watching our smart health tips, right here.