Whenever people talk about exercise, they always think of exercises that increase their physical appearance. However, brain exercises are just as important, if not a little bit more important. As people age, you see that they start to lose their memory and also their motor skills. Some doctors say that this can be avoided by exercising your brain. There are a lot of different kinds of brain exercises out there, and they are all good for you. All you need to do is choose which one you want to do. It’s also good to change up your brain exercises from time to time, just to make sure that you are working out every part of your brain. The great thing about brain exercises is that you can never get enough of them. On top of that, most brain exercises come to you in the form of a game.


Everyone has pretty much agreed that crosswords are a great way to keep your mind active. Each crossword requires you to use your brain along with the clues provided to come up with the answer. Crosswords are also readily available to everyone. Weekly papers have them, as well as dozens of magazines and nowadays you can even buy books that contain nothing but crosswords. Other great brain exercising games are word searches, puzzles, riddles, trivia games, word mashes, even just picking up a book and reading is a great way to keep your mind active and exercised.


Any kind of game that has to do with arranging numbers and using your math skills are great brain exercises, such as sudoko. There are many games that you can play where you try and fill in the table with the right number. These are games that really work out your brain and are good for you. In fact, they say that exercises like this are better than just trying to answer questions or do crosswords. This is because it’s getting your brain to think in a different way. Most of the time, you can go out to the store and buy these little games for very little money. You can get big books for just a few bucks. Of course, it does not stop there when it comes to brain exercises. It’s also good to be able to work on your hand eye coordination, as well as a lot of other things.


One great way to do brain exercises is with video games. Many universities have been doing studies on video games and how they affect the brain. The results came back positive and have proven that video games help stimulate the mind. Not only do video games help improve your reflexes, but they also help with the coordination of your hands and your brain. Most of the time, these games help your brain process information more quickly and how you should react. They say that video game are a great way to improve your motor skills. It’s also important to point out that older people showed an improved memory and an increase in motor skills after playing video games. That is because video games have been proven to be one of the top ways to increase your brain activity. Doctors say it’s a lot better for kids to be playing video games instead of just sitting in front of the TV watching a show.


The great thing is, a lot of video game companies know that their games can help exercise your brain, thus, some big gaming giants, like Nintendo, have come up with games that are designed around nothing more than training your brain. These games are known as Brain Age. They can help train your brain in just a few short minutes a day. Also, these games help you to improve your performance as well the more you play. Over time, these brain exercises will result in better memory and more improved reflexes. In the end, you are going to notice a big improvement in your brain power whenever you do brain exercises. Just remember though, that sitting in front of a TV screen playing video games is still a sedentary activity and should never replace getting physical exercise, because while we want to keep our brains active we also want to keep our body’s active as well.


Whether you use a video game to do it or a number problem, brain exercises are very important. Give them a try, and you are bound to notice a change in your life. You may even be able to keep your memory longer than what you normally would have been able to do. In the end, that is what it’s all about! Keeping a happier, healthier, you!