Stay sharp by playing word games

Stay sharp by playing word games

We all agree that daily exercise is as important as brushing your teeth for a healthy lifestyle and a fit body that works right. Even more important is to take special care for the part of your body where size is important: your brain. Hiking, yoga and other activities are good for your muscles and blood vessels. That however is not the only type of exercising that your brain needs.


A study published by a team of scientists from Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, shows that more cognitive activity from childhood until old-age keeps your brain in shape and improves it for the future.


If you want to live a healthy long life, there’s plenty you can start doing right now. And just because it involves challenging your brain, it doesn’t have to feel like homework. This time, it’s a game.


“I’m too old to be playing games”. Nonsense! Word games are a mental workout. Playing word puzzles and crosswords, playing cards and reading novels are all ways to train your brain and keep the mind active. And when you look back to your memories decades from now you will be happy you did.