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6 Brain Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Posted on September 05, 2017 in Health and Wellness

As you move forward in life, your body is not the only thing that requires exercise and activity, your brain does too. It's important to do things differently to challenge your brain. Your brain needs not only physical activity, but mental stimulation too to stay fit.

If your brain seems to be working on autopilot the majority of the time, it might be time to give it a boost and brain games are just the ticket to staying mentally fit. Below are 6 brain games that will help to keep your mind sharp.

  1. Jeopardy for Kindle Fire

In this game you have different questions that cover various subjects. The board on the game looks just like it does on television. You can choose from different avatars and can play the game solo or play against a couple opponents the computer controls. You can also choose different settings to decide on the level of difficulty you want.

  1. Crossword Puzzles or Word Games

These types of games engage you in words, letters and ideas that can help improve memory, problem-solving, and concentration. The bonus is that they are often found in newspapers, so you can develop a daily habit of doing them while reading the newspaper.

  1. Apps like Eidetic

As you age, one of the first thing that can start to decline is your memory. As your brain grows from information and experiences, it can be harder to access those memories. One fascinating app that provides you with some interesting mental principles is Eidetic which helps you remember anything. It uses spaced repetition where you choose information that you want stored and then the app interrupts you at various intervals and quizzes you on it.

  1. SharpBrains

This site has over 50 brain teasers that you can choose from as well as a large number of articles about the brain where you can learn more.

  1. Sudoku

You can get a great mental workout with number puzzles. Sudoku helps you use skills like memory, problem-solving and strategy. The game activates different areas of your brain that you don't use normally with your daily activities.

  1. Braingle

This free site provides you with over 20,000 brain teasers, logic problems, riddles, puzzles and more. Users can rank the games so you can find the most effective and best exercises for your brain easily.

There are plenty more brain games out there. These are just six to give a try.

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