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.

Related Articles
Post a question to Cybershrink.
Mind better than a calculator


Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Exercise benefits for seniors »

Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running

Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness

When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them.