Brain training games have become increasingly popular in the past decade. There is currently insufficient evidence to prove their effect on increasing IQ. However, research shows that giving our brain regular exercise, especially with word and number puzzles, still helps keep our brain sharp.
Challenging our brain every day with new problems or tasks is believed to help improve memory, logic, learning and reasoning skills. It also enhances our concentration and focus, leading to better brain performance over time.
Brain training for better everyday life
It’s essential to keep our brain active as we get older. Not only does brain training directly benefit the mind, but it also positively affects our everyday life.
When daily routine habits and thinking patterns emerge, the brain stops learning and goes into an automatic mode. By regularly stimulating our brain with new challenges, puzzles or activities, brain cells are activated. And the active brain learns to change, adapt and becomes healthy overtime.
Keeping the brain active is also proven to help both younger and older people better perform everyday tasks such as shopping, driving, cooking and learning new skills.
Think about puzzles, sudokus, jigsaws, crosswords, board games, juggling or even reading as tech-free options.
Do I need a brain-training app?
No, you shouldn’t depend upon technology to help your brain stay active and healthy.
Well-structured brain training programs or science-approved apps are, of course, worth considering. Some of them can be highly addictive. However, there are many brain training activities you can enjoy without getting a digital device or an app involved.
Think about puzzles, sudokus, jigsaws, crosswords, board games, juggling or even reading as tech-free options. These activities are good if you are also looking for some mindful and screen-free time. They can be enjoyed from almost anywhere and at any time either as solo hobbies or social activities.
However, not every game and puzzle in brain training programs is equally effective. This means sticking to just one or two games that we’re familiar with is not going to help the brain’s overall performance in the long run. The key is rotation. Look out for a variety of brain games that are challenging and motivating.
What’s more, there is no one-size-fits-all brain training. Make sure they meet your specific goals and help improve specific brain functions you need in everyday life.
All in all, when it comes to brain training activities, simply find something that is challenging, motivating, best suits your needs and keeps you constantly interested.
For ultimate brain training, the key is rotation. Be specific but also be flexible.Gamma High IQ Society
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