Keeping My Brain Healthy By Playing Games?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
April 7, 2010 9:55pm CST
I need ginseng. It's very annoying to walk into the kitchen and forget what you went there for. That's just an example. I am getting very forgetful. But it's all good, I know the big change is here. So, here's my question. What are the best brain games? Cross Word Puzzles? Playing cards perhaps? Let me know what you do to keep those brain cells healthy.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
8 Apr 10
You just described me..I so do that all the time. I will look at my hubby and say what did I come in here for.lol and I have to have list.. I would be lost without the list.Nothing would ever get started probably without my list.. I recently found a great site that is awesome it helps with your brain..it is great...love it..wish I found it sooner. Here is a link Hope it works.. : http://www.lumosity.com/ Check it out it is free which is always a good thing, but it might help you with your memory, I am hoping it will help with mine I hate feeling like that of not being able to remember or not to be able to remember till hours later..
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
8 Apr 10
glad to see the link worked..
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Oh WOW! Very nice. I'm creating my profile right now. Thanks MtDewGurl! Looking forward to better brain functions soon.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Cool! Hope that works out for you..My mom like playing games so trying to get her over there..lol
@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Apr 10
Lethicin is good for that as well. It is not always because of your brain healthwise but,as my daughter calls it, a brain fart. Happens to the very best of us. Stress and such things as 'life' can also be the culprit. I play cards and word games online. Speed games infuritate me when I first start out.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
You mean games on a timer? Yeah, those make me nervous. But they're fun.
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@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Apr 10
Yes. They make me nervous too. Fun though.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Anything that makes your brain work. And the more work it has to do, (for example, playing cards verses a memory game) the better your brain will function. Also taking a college course can improve those brain cells. I am looking into taking some to help me with writing and hope it also will make my brain healthier..
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
A college course . . . that's should do it. Good luck.
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• United States
14 Apr 10
Thanks, I once again forgot to call about taking classes, I hope I remember tomorrow..:)
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
8 Apr 10
It has been proven that people who indulge in Video games or mind puzzling games are have active brains than those who never or play games once in a blue moon.I would prefer solving those sudoku puzzles in the dailies and then a couple of games in my PC and most important of all is my favourite game chess(i dont get much time for this though) these are more than enough for me---great day.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Okay, but what kind of video games? My son has all those combat ones which really creep me out. And, of course, chess is probably the ultimate brain game. A little boring though. Oops, did I say that?
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 Apr 10
Combat ones can make your son more agressive and you can see that once he grows up ---so try to keep him busy with motion gaming very much like the race games which are equallly exciting ---i have no strings to be added to the OOPs thing you said ---some might enjoy and i'm one of them
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I have been going through that for years, since I was 20 or so. I can only imagine what I am in for when I get older-- Yikes! I like sudoku, reading, learning new words, and just learning in general. I like to challenge myself to try new things. I think of all the brain teaser puzzles, sudoku works my brain the hardest.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Yeah, all those brain games should work. I heard sudoku was hard but very fun. Must cave in and try.
@millertime (1398)
• United States
8 Apr 10
There are lots of things you can do to keep your mind sharp. As for exercise for your brain, just do a search for "brain games" or "brain training" on any of the major search engines. There are lots of sites with stimulating games and activities. Reading regularly helps too. Other than just using your brain, you should also exercise your whole body. Keeping fit through physical exercise on a daily basis will do wonders to keep not only your mind but your whole body functioning at top efficiency. Get that blood pumping to your brain! Food for your brain isn't just a figure of speech either. Healthy eating habits plays a big role in keeping a sharp mind and body. Eating foods high in anti-oxidants, like many fruits and vegetables, contribute greatly to health. There are also many vitamin supplements like B-12, C, A, E and herbs like Ginkgo Biloba and foods high in Omega fatty acids help and you should always drink plenty of fresh, pure water. Keep a healthy body and you'll have a healthy mind. [;-)
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Yeah, I'm doing the healthy eating and vitamin thing. Almost eating all raw, but not completely. Can't do raw milk apparently but organic milk seems to agree with my body better. I exercise about 30 minutes a day, which I'm hoping to increase. But I'm pretty wiped out after running up and down stairs, even though I try to stretch before and after.
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
i guess the spider solitaire at pc keeps my brains cells busy, and at the same time, relaxes me too. sometimes i meditate to clear my mind from any thoughts and it works well with me, it makes my brain function well.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
I do love any kind of version of solitaire. It does keep your mind going. Word games too. Thanks yushen.
@freerr (667)
• China
8 Apr 10
To keep smart everyday, I choose the way that keep thinking no matter when and no matter where. I also play pc games, the most famours game I think it is starcraft, I always play it. But it's hard to somebody, you can try.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
I'll check it out. Boy, all this checking out websites is making my brain crazy! JK. I love it all. Thanks freerr.
@livvy092002 (1003)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
I'm becoming quite forgetful too.. I noticed it since i stayed up late at night almost everyday. I guess my being forgetfulness was caused by my lack of sufficient sleep. I can't help it, i just surf the net until 12 midnight or even until morning! haha! Well, as in my case, i guess the solution to my problem (being forgetful) is just to get a sufficient, good night sleep.. Oh well, if brain games would help.. I would play sudoko or scrabble..i love those games!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Oh, I forgot about scrabble. I love that game. And you could be right. At my age it's probably a good idea to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep. My problem with that is I can't seem to rest. I wake up at least three times during the course of the night. Oh well, looks like I might visit the village toy store. They always have great stuff.
@werty009 (404)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
you can play some mind games
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Any recommendations?
• Bulgaria
8 Apr 10
forgetfulness doesn't necessary comes with the ageing - sometimes you are temporary distracted by a great emotion :) you can try those remember games, where pairs of cards are mixed and turned upside down and of course chess except games you can try some physical exercises and also you can lie every day for 5-10-15 minutes with your head down from the bed so the blood can rush to the brain - this helped me whith the exams, when i was a student:)
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Ah, so that's my problem. Not enough blood to my brain. I wonder if those contraptions that keep you hanging upside down works? Sounds like fun.
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
If you're searching for a challenge, there's a lot of brain games in the net. Just search for it. Or you can play the rubik's cube. I've played this and averaged thirty seconds on it. You should try it out. It's fun.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
I've never tried Rubik's Cube but it's always fun visiting a toy store. I still have a Boppit somewhere.
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
doctor says that as the years goes by and your getting older, we become forgetfulness, in my country we have milk for that i just forget the brand name and we must also avoid some food. i guess fruits and vegetables is more better. in terms if practicing nor games, i saw an old man before inside the bus, and he was able to finished the crossword puzzle in the newspaper and take note, its the longest crosswords and in english, well, english is not our local language here and when i ask him he just told me that its his way of practicing his brain as his no loner working and he just stay at home.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
I just bought a whole book of crossword puzzles. I love those.
@ramp123 (191)
• India
8 Apr 10
If you have become forgetful lately, then it is nothing to do with ginseng or stimulating the brain cells, you should see a doctor. Everyone forgets things sometimes, but a lot of forgetfulness at your age (judging by your picture) is not a good thing. As you get older, of course, this will gradually increase and that is normal. However, any sharp change could mean a medical problem, which can potentially be serious. My advice would be not to delay, see a doctor. Of course if you have always been forgetful like this, I guess that is OK!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Well, I apparently take very good pictures. I'm actually one year over the big 5 0. And I've also entered the "change" years. So my brain cells definitely needs stimulating. I exercise a lot so at least my body is staying as healthy as it possibly can.
@razim17 (194)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 10
For me,i will play some online chess game.It really make my brain working hard.Ive never tried any other games after that.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
I don't seem to have the patience for chess. But since I do have a nice chess game made out of crystal I should really give it a try.
@GardenGerty (102464)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Doing new things all of the time, and never getting stuck in a rut keeps you forming more neuro connections. Posting here and at other sites helps me keep thinking young, and having to come up with something new all of the time.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Totally! Coming up with new topics definitely keeps the brain functioning. My problem is remember the topics I came up with. I should write them down as I think about them. Oy me!
• Canada
8 Apr 10
Believe it or not, the slot machine on Facebook keeps my math skills up. LOL I do a lot of reading, and listen to the BBC World Service at night. It's hard to have a brain-drain when listening to all that political stuff from around the world. LOL My grandfather kept sharp till the very end by doing Danish crossword puzzles.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
14 Apr 10
Reading and crossword puzzles I can really enjoy. We actually have an Indian Casino behind our house but I've never set foot on it. Scary!!!
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
3 May 10
My dad is fan of chest and his memory better than mine. He play it online too and start his first world wide competition in computer. He like it very much, But I can play it because I lose every time. I think will go with Trivia, crossword and reading a book.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 May 10
Do my lot And watch tv att he same time