Some people are naturally good at keeping track of things, but I need alarms and to-do lists to get through an average day. According to Fast Company, researchers used to think the average person could only remember around seven things at any specific time, but that theory has been refuted. It's easier to remember information if we feel an emotional connection — if you can recall your best friend's birthday or what your partner was wearing when you first met them, that's why. But memory can also be affected by certain health issues, too — it isn't, as they say, all in your head.
My relationship with memory has always been interesting. I can memorize numbers and figures with ease, which came in handy when I had to take exams in college. But I'm awful with names and faces, and I've embarrassed myself more than once by introducing myself to someone I'd already met. If you have trouble remembering things, it isn't necessarily just the way you are. It could actually be a sign that something is wrong, whether it's with your sleep schedule, vitamin intake or mental wellbeing. If you have great memory recall, it can be a sign that you're in good health. Regardless, your memory can tell you a lot about your health — and these are things to look out for.