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.
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!
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)
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!
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.
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.
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!
I could never wrap my brain around Suduko either. I understand.
Oh, I third this one. Numbers just aren't my friend and I always draw a blank when it comes to Suduko!
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!
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.
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!
My brain seems to exercise itself - it never shuts down! Now, if I could only get my body to do the same......
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.
I just love Sudoku and puzzles games - hidden objects, finding differences in pictures. I think Sudoku is a very good brain exercise
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
I only read hubs by Sunshine625...this is the best exercise my brain can get!
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!
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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