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In which ways do you exercise your brain?

  1. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    In which ways do you exercise your brain?

  2. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    Being a right handed person I like to challenge myself by using my left hand, which isn't easy, but can be entertaining. I also do crossword puzzles and word searches.

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image94
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm all over the crossword puzzles. I also play brain games (on my Kindle!). It's a better way to pass the time than staring at television!

    2. Peanutritious profile image61
      Peanutritiousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oops! In the comments after my answer I meant 'why are letters mixed with numbers' not letters! Feeling very silly now. I think I need to exercise my brain a lot more (oh and proof read before posting) smile

    3. Sharkye11 profile image93
      Sharkye11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cool. I'm ambidextrous. I can write, draw and use tools with left hand as well as my right, but the artwork looks different. Its like it was created by a different artist. I have been trying to teach myself to embroider left-handed. Hard!
      .

  3. healthylife2 profile image91
    healthylife2posted 5 years ago

    I have to admit my brain hasn't been getting much exercise lately but I guess reading and thinking of ideas to write about counts.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Reading and thinking counts as brain exercise:)

  4. wayne barrett profile image75
    wayne barrettposted 5 years ago

    I think being an artist forces me to use my brain. I write, paint, and play music, all of which I create from my mind. I actually have to force myself to stop sometimes because I feel like my brain is going into overload. And though it may not necessarily be exercise, I also try to keep my brain healthy by eating healthy food, getting plenty of rest, and taking time to observe new and beautiful things around me.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you Wayne! I just heard yesterday that doing things (carefully) with your eyes closed always helps exercise the brain.

  5. Larry Fields profile image80
    Larry Fieldsposted 5 years ago

    I'm a serious whistler. Example: Sometimes I do the famous part of the William Tell Overture. Horse galloping sounds optional. Hi-yo Silver! Away!

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent idea Larry!!

  6. Peanutritious profile image61
    Peanutritiousposted 5 years ago

    I love crosswords but sadly i'm useless at suduko!

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I could never wrap my brain around Suduko either. I understand.

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image94
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I third this one. Numbers just aren't my friend and I always draw a blank when it comes to Suduko!

    3. Peanutritious profile image61
      Peanutritiousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've always hated Maths! Algebra, what is that all about?  Why the hell are letters mixed with letters? I'm quite happy with words on their own!

  7. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    me neither. I don't exercise my brain often. I think maths calculation is a good idea to keep the brain moving  and playing online games.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Numbers is a good way to exercise the brain. Thanks peachpurple!

  8. joanveronica profile image82
    joanveronicaposted 5 years ago

    My poor brain is in constant use! I teach, prepare materials, research, write articles and blogs, translate from English to Spanish and Spanish to English, use these wo languages constantly on a daily basis. I would think this activity would be classified as exercise?
    My brain seems to be in good working condition!

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you! It sounds like your brain could use a time out once in a while smile

  9. bravewarrior profile image92
    bravewarriorposted 5 years ago

    My brain seems to exercise itself - it never shuts down!  Now, if I could only get my body to do the same......

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha Shauna! Good luck with that! smile

    2. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I know.  Why don't they connect????

  10. rasta1 profile image82
    rasta1posted 5 years ago

    Learning a new skill is my best method. For example, learning a new musical instrument or a new language. Doing stuff with your left hand when you are right handed is a very solid method of expanding the brain.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with the left/right exercise. I also tried riding my granddaughters scooter with my left foot instead of right. It was a struggle at first, but my pace picked up eventually smile

  11. fitmag profile image72
    fitmagposted 5 years ago

    I just love Sudoku and puzzles games - hidden objects, finding differences in pictures. I think Sudoku is a very good brain exercise

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Puzzles are superb brain exercises.

    2. MsDora profile image94
      MsDoraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sudoku is my fave also.  It used to be crosswords up until about three years ago.

  12. Sharkye11 profile image93
    Sharkye11posted 5 years ago

    I exercise my brain by learning new things that are outside my comfort zone, by researching more about things that I already know, and by trying new creative tasks. I use artwork, writing, puzzles, brain games and crafts. I like to read books that are considered difficult.

    I also make up silly games to play with my family, like how to connect two totally unrelated movies by using a chain of actors, directors, or producers (memorized, no peeking on IMDB). We also challenge each other to do hard movie and book quotes, and making the other person guess the source.

    Learning about online writing, blogging and marketing has definitely been an experience for me in brain exercise!

    1. Hariom Singhal profile image61
      Hariom Singhalposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      good answer.

  13. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I'm trying to learn some new software that's giving me fits. Anything new that gets me out of my comfort zone, it's frustrating, but makes you feel good when you figure it out.

  14. quicksand profile image79
    quicksandposted 5 years ago

    Being online most of the time enables me to be in touch with news, and views on just about everything from every part of the world. A simple click is all I need to launch a site that deals with any interest of mine. Several simple clicks every single day helps me to be in touch with reality, with the latest scientific achievements, space programs, matters of the mind, medical news, news on health and nutrition, events past and present, on people, exploration, and also on sports that I fancy. Being online I have developed an interest in many new fields too. Well, HubPages itself is a great place to hang around where there are some brilliant guys and gals who, with their profound knowledge and analytical skills would put "experts" on many topics to shame. Right here on HubPages I have read over two thousand five hundred articles (and counting) on various topics and I believe I have been taxing my (poor) brain to max. So, I guess my poor enriched brain, gets sufficient exercise to kinda "keep me going!" Many thanks to all those share, post news, views and info online ... and thanks to Sunshine for a great question! Peace!

  15. baygirl33 profile image60
    baygirl33posted 5 years ago

    Since I retired in 97 I have tried oils,watercolor,piano. I do line-dancing classes,ballroom classes,bridge,bid euchre,and swimming,and you name it!
    At first,I thought I'd just make a daily plan as I did at work with time slots and all.But soon I lost track of that and do everything randomly. But I am learning to play the piano now.
    I had a set-back a couple of years ago but am climbing out of that and keeping my mind busy all of the time.

  16. liesl5858 profile image87
    liesl5858posted 5 years ago

    I exercise my brain by playing scrabble on facebook, trying to add, multiply, subtract, and divide by using my brain instead of the calculator and by writing hubs on HubPages.

  17. MichaelJohnMele profile image72
    MichaelJohnMeleposted 5 years ago

    I only read hubs by Sunshine625...this is the best exercise my brain can get!

    1. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer Michael smile

    2. MichaelJohnMele profile image72
      MichaelJohnMeleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      See...I got your back.

  18. nArchuleta profile image92
    nArchuletaposted 5 years ago

    I'm a budding flamenco dancer. Not only does it exercise my body  -- aii the zapateado -- but it is a complex art. There's compas, the beat, which is very difficult and contra-tiempo, the off beat, which is even more difficult to find. It is a whole lifestyle, and learning it exercises my brain.

    Thanks for the thought-provoking question!

  19. profile image51
    neammyja01posted 5 years ago

    hello, there are so many ways to exercise your brain, and the following works for me:
    1. playing video games
    2. playing chess
    3. playing Sudoku game, etc
    generally its just any thing that is strategy oriented.

 
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