Just like any other muscle, our brains need exercise to stay fit and healthy. Brain teaser activities provide a brain work-out and could help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, increase memory, and improve concentration. Here are a few suggested activities for your brain exercise.
This a combinatorial number-placement puzzle that helps to enhance logical thinking. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid and each of the nine 3×3 subgrids with all the digits from 1 to 9 without repeating the number on each grid, row or column. A properly structured puzzle has only one possible solution.
Listening to Music
Listening to or playing music is a great tool as your brain engages in the relationship between rhythm and notes. Familiar songs or lyrics can also invoke pleasant memories from the past which can help to reduce anxiety and blood pressure.
Crossword puzzles not only help your brain but also helps to improve your vocabulary because you have to identify some words that fit in the selected boxes using only the clues given.
This probably one of the most popular games that help to engage your brain because it’s fun and easy to play, you just need to turn over pairs of matching cards. Although simple, it takes concentration while stimulating short term memory and attention to detail.
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