Tips to healthy living day 3

Today’s healthy living post is all about exercising you brain 

Although cause and effect can not be directly proven there is a negative correlation between increased brain games and the occurrence  of  dementia  (meaning when one goes up the other goes down)

Along with the obvious positive benefit of increased brain health working your brain can also increase reflex speed, problem solving skills and thinking speed.

There are various activities that increase brain activity. Multiple person games suchstocksnap_1pxzr3fsa2 as chess, checkers and backgammon or solitary puzzle games such as word cross, word search, soduko and logic puzzles. There are also computer programs such as luminosity.

stocksnap_zv7z7mg09vLearning a new skills or subject, taking a class in something that interests you and even reading for enjoyment as well as education are all great ways to work out the brain.

I personally love logic puzzles and soduko. I aimed to complete at least one puzzle a day I also enjoy playing chess checkers and backgammon when the opportunity presents itself. I read daily and try and take at least 4 or 5 workshops a year.

Do you like puzzles or board games that stimulate the brain? What are your favorites.

Check back tomorrow for tips on increasing your quality and quantity of sleep.


22 thoughts on “Tips to healthy living day 3

  1. Tereza (@cityscapebliss) says:

    We play board games a lot – cards are my favourite but sometimes I brave the chess – altho I’m terrible at it! I totally agree that learning a new skill is so rewarding – we’ve been learning to play the ukulele lately and it’s been so much fun! x


  2. workoutwithdi says:

    I’m with you on the sudoku and word puzzles. Love to keep my brain thinking. My gran was diagnosed with alzheimers and we play board games with her, and have her doing word searches etc. Challenging the brain is so important!


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