Exercise for Your Brain

As baby boomers and senior citizens, we need to get serious about our mental exercise, as well as our physical exercise.
Research has shown that working crossword puzzles, playing trivia games, or anything that forces us to think, exercises our brains and is good for us!

My favorite site right now for brain exercise is Sporkle. Sporkle is free and is filled with super fun games. There is no sign-in or registration. You simply play games. Can you name the United States? All of them? I like this game because as you type in a state, the name floats to the proper place on the map of the USA. That really helps when you have left out just one — and cannot remember it! Seeing the blank state on the map jogs my mind!

Can you name 8 body parts with only 3 letters in the spelling?

Can you name the European countries? All of them?

Can you name all of the presidents of the US?

Go have a little fun — and challenge yourself! Don’t let your brain get sluggish!

About jta

South Carolina grandmother who loves to write, dance, and visit with friends and family.
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16 Responses to Exercise for Your Brain

  1. Joan Adams says:

    I don’t think you are allowed to use a**, Alex — try again! that one won’t work in the contest officially! honest! lol

  2. Joan Adams says:

    well, of course I tried it!

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  4. Alex says:

    Without a doubt, brain games keeps the juice flowing. I like crosswords.

    Arm,eye,lip,ear,toe,jaw,rib, & a** LMAO
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..Greasing The Link Wheel With Dofollow =-.

  5. Alex says:

    So you tried to use it, eh?
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..Greasing The Link Wheel With Dofollow =-.

  6. Joan Adams says:

    Your mom sounds like my kind of friend!! I am pretty good on that Wii with the grands myself! 🙂

  7. Joan Adams says:

    I really hate to admit this, but I simply cannot figure out the Suduko thing. One of my dearest friends is totally addicted! But despite her lessons, it just doesn’t click for me. Like Freshman Biology, my brain just does not work that way!

  8. Joan Adams says:

    PS I do totally agree that Squidoo and Crabbysbeach keep my brain busy! Always something new to learn, and that’s a good thing, right?

  9. kimsworld says:

    My Mom pulled that one on me a couple of weeks ago. She will be 68 in April and has a Nintendo Wii. She says it keeps her brain working, it helps her focus. Now, you are probably thinking she has like the brain game or the fitness pack, but NO! She plays games like Prince of Persia, Super Mario galaxy,Spyro the Dragon and etc……

  10. Alex says:

    Nice…now I don’t feel so bad about my addiction to Tiger Woods Golf and Call Of Duty
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..Greasing The Link Wheel With Dofollow =-.

  11. mbgphoto says:

    Games are important ways to keep your mind active. Since retirement I’ve played a lot of games..Wii is a favorite for physical exercises and I think Suduko is great to keep your mind challenged. My husband and I also like to play card games. It is fun to challenge each other to Cribbage or Gin Rummy.

    I do think those of us on Squidoo and blogs like CrabbyBeach have an advantage on keeping our minds active. There are so many great ideas out here to keep us thinking and creative.

  12. Dianne says:

    I think the last few days of setting up Word Press blogs must have forged some new nerve synapses in my brain! I like cross words, jigsaw puzzles, I Spy books (I know they are for kids but I love them too). The strategy of Settlers of Catan is fun. Most of my brain stretching is done online though. Squidoo, Photoshop, Zazzle, Amazon Associates, Keyword research are just a few of the things I have learned in the last year or two. Hey, shouldn’t my age be retreating instead of advancing?
    .-= Dianne´s last blog ..Notes from the Nimitz =-.

  13. Moe says:

    Keeping the brain active is incredibly important. One of the best things to do is learn something new.

  14. AJ says:

    Joan – how come you have time to play games on the net, ha ha!!
    .-= AJ´s last blog ..Green gardening: liquid seaweed fertilizer =-.

  15. Joan Adams says:

    lol AJ! I always have 5 mins to see if I can name the states in less than 6 mins! lol

  16. Kitchen Cupboards · says:

    i just thought that senior living is quite a lonely life because of limited physical activities ‘

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