12 March 2004

Try these brain exercises

Your brain needs exercise too. Here are a few exercises.

Here are three suggested brain exercises from Brainergy.
  • Follow the second hand of a clock for one minute. Think of nothing else. Then close your eyes. See if you can hold them closed for exactly one minute.
  • Pick up the page of a text and turn it upside down. Read from the bottom to the top. Notice how your brain stretches as you try to read the words and understand sentences.
  • Assign numerical values 1 to 26 to each letter of the alphabet (A=1, B=2 and so on.) Think of five words in which the sum of the letters of each words equals 38.

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