5 Exercises to Train Your Brain

4. Solve puzzles

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Games and puzzles will gradually sharpen your brain and enhance your problem-solving abilities. They can also prevent or delay the onset of dementia later in life. Start off with simple puzzles such as the crosswords in your newspaper. You can also try games such as Sudoku or Scrabble. Crosswords are a fantastic way to practice problem-solving. You can slowly move onto more complex puzzles as you get better. You can try solving the Rubik’s cube, play chess or even solve Japanese pocket puzzles during your free time. Try playing games that involve decision making and strategic thoughts. Memory games are also a good idea and you can play many of them for free online.