Ready for your first mental exercise?
Think of your mind (and your brain) as just another muscle in your body, one that needs just as much attention as every over muscle, if not more. If lifting weights builds stronger muscles, then doing mental exercises builds a stronger brain and memory.
What constitutes a mental exercise?
Anything from a crossword puzzle to learning something new to using your imagination. Mental exercises are easy and enjoyable, and, most importantly, give your brain intellectual practice which leads to, you guessed it, a better memory! Remember, practice makes perfect. So, keep practicing your mental exercises. If nothing else, it gives you an excuse to spend those thirty minutes doing crossword and Sudoku puzzles in the newspaper.
In the tips that follow you will learn what constitutes a mental exercise and why they help your memory, as well as being given some tips on what mental exercise to take on next!