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3 Simple Activities That Boost Brain Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

The brain is a precious thing. For most of us, the brain is something that we take for granted. If it works well, we don't give it much thought. It's only when we suffer an injury or when we know someone who suffers with cognitive function that we really give the brain any specific thought. But if we want to stay as healthy and happy as possible, keeping the brain healthy is extremely important. But how do we do this? To help sharpen your skills and maintain optimal brain health, take a look at these easy exercises to add to your life today.

Puzzles

Puzzles require critical thinking and problem solving. Depending on your ability level, you can get a range of puzzles to fit your needs. And of course, puzzles can be a lot of fun! If you want to keep the mind sharp, keep an ongoing puzzle on a table in your house. Work on it a little every night, and you may find your memory and general cognitive abilities strengthen.

Reading

Everyone should be reading. Reading keeps our minds constantly thinking, but it does so in an interesting and personal way. The trick is to find a genre that suits your interests. And luckily, there are plenty of genres to choose from! Into stories -- much like movies? Check out the fiction section. Are you interested in learning about something? Check out the nonfiction section. Like mystery? Horror? Holiday? Western? There is a genre for just about every interest, which means there are books out there for every person to enjoy.

Word Searches

Word searches are a good way to combine reading and critical thinking. Pick up some word search books from a local store, and carry them in your bag with you everywhere. When you're waiting somewhere, reach for the word search instead of your phone. This gives you something to do, helps pass the time, and works the brain all at the same time. It's a great way for kids and adults alike to sharpen their brains and cognitive abilities.

Taking care of the brain is so important! You have to drink plenty of water, eat a well balanced diet, skip the excess alcohol and drugs altogether, and of course, you have to exercise it! Use these fun activities to help keep your brain healthy, and enjoy a sharp mind for years to come.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Alpharetta, Ga.

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