Posted by: sarahbonanno | October 11, 2010

Brain Exercises Oct 2010

This month, our Resorts360 Member Newsletter, ‘In the Loop’, had a make-over and one of the additions to the new ‘Silver Edition’ series is reserved for some Brain Exercises.  What are Brain Exercises, you ask?  Hmmm…Well, my memory is not so good, these days so, let me just Google the definition of that and I will be right back! (hehehe)

Brain Exercises or Brain Fitness is defined as the capacity of a person to meet the various cognitive demands of life. It is evident in an ability to assimilate information, comprehend relationships, and develop reasonable conclusions and plans. Brain fitness can be developed by formal education, being actively mentally engaged in life, continuing to learn, and exercises designed to challenge cognitive skills.  Healthy lifestyle habits including mental stimulation, physical exercise, good nutrition, stress management, and sleep can improve brain fitness, according to Wikipedia.

As I was skimming through the various websites in search of some fun ways to help stimulate our noggins, I came across Lumosity.com (not to be confused with Luminocity.com) that caught my eye.  This site seems to have it all!

Some of the more popular games on there are:

  • Speed Match
  • Raindrops
  • Birdwatching
  • Lost in Migration
  • Word Bubbles

Lumosity.com also provides a section at the bottom of the page called “Brain Areas” for you to search for game exercises under the following headings:

This site is packed full of well-organized brain exercise/fitness plans, games and so much more!  They have everything – from assessment tests and personal trainers to a selection of brain training courses that you can choose from via the catalog.  If you just want to pop in and play a game or two while you have a minute, they have a nice little tab – aptly entitled “GAMES” –  just for us quickies!

Why not start today and get those sparks flying in your ‘upstairs’?  There are just so many games, puzzles and various ways to stimulate your brain, nowadays, that I’m sure there must be at least a couple of hand-full’s of them out there that you would enjoy.  I, personally, find that it gives me a bit of a ‘kick-start’ if I complete one of these before I begin my work, for the day.  I suppose it’s kind of like taking a morning jog…except with my brain!

The ‘Brain Exercises’ articles will run in conjunction with our Monthly Newsletter publication.  Be sure to check back next month for some more brainteasers, games and puzzles to get the ole juices flowing!  If you are not already receiving our Resorts360, ‘In the Loop; Silver Edition Newsletter, in your inbox:

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Please include the word, “NEWSLETTER” as the subject line when submitting your request.



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