Some Energising Brain Work Outs!

If the change of seasons and the nights drawing in leaves you feeling a bit jaded, try these brain crosswordworkouts. They will help keep your brain ‘young’ and healthy and are great when you’re trying to solve a problem!

  • If you have to travel to and from work (and you’re not driving!) try out some neurobics en route. Close your eyes and see if you can remember where you are on the journey. Try and visualise landmarks and estimate when you are passing them.
  • Create a new neural pathway in your brain by using your non dominant hand to write your name. It will help you in your creative thinking! Then try and write your name backwards – joined up!
  • Parlez-vous Francais? Learning a new language is a great way to give your brain a work out and is one of the most mentally demanding things to do. It also gives the frontal lobes a bit of exercise which is great, as apparently they tend to shrink as we age.
  • Watch less television; read or do some crosswords instead.
  • Change your diet to one more beneficial to your brain. Current thinking says this will mean lots of foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

Posted on October 5th, 2009 by

2 Responses to “Some Energising Brain Work Outs!”

  1. Challenging your mind in new ways strengthens underlying brain performance because mental fitness, like physical fitness, has been proven to get better with exercise.

    I’m the CEO of Posit Science and I’ve learned from talking with many consumers that people care a lot about the real-world impact of brain training and they want to enjoy the time they spend doing it. We’ve partnered with researchers from institutions like the Mayo Clinic, University of Southern California, Johns Hopkins, and dozens of others to test the real-world impact from brain training with our software exercises. Over 30 studies have now been published in peer-reviewed journals showing Posit Science’s technology can have a range of benefits from improved memory to lowered health care costs in healthy aging adults.

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    • Jane says:

      Thanks for the comment, Steven. Your business is very much of the zeitgeist; it seems new information about how the brain works comes out every day. I use quite a few ‘brain’ games as refreshers when I’m working with groups. They always go down well.
      Best Wishes

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