We’ve all played them and enjoyed them, whether at childhood, as teenagers or adults: Mind games. They are fun, entertaining and also help us keep our brains sharp and our attention focused on the task! They may seem like simple kids games, but when you practice them consistently and at different difficulties their benefits can be visible in the long run.
Today, COGNITION by ORGANO will give you the lowdown on the many benefits you can get from these games and the effects they can have in your brain.
Cognitive training, made fun
Cognitive training may sound too sophisticated, but it’s the concept used to talk about all those activities that help your brain generate and refresh the connections between neurons, activating diverse areas of it, depending on the activity you’re practicing.
Things like solving crossword puzzles, using CTS90 every day for 6 minutes, or just solving your daily Wordle count as cognitive training and are considered “mind games” for some, and studies have found that they can benefit skills like memory, problem solving and decision-making in the long run.
Mind games reduce cognitive decline
Putting your brain to the test every single day can prove useful with the common cognitive decline that comes with age. As we get older, making connections inside our brain can get harder if we don’t use it properly or constantly. Think of it as unlearning things: you forget how to move if you don’t do it every day!
A study performed at the Mayo Clinic, demonstrated that people that played mind games on a daily basis, had better performance regarding memory, attention and problem solving than those who didn’t at later stages in their lives.
The benefits are long-lasting
Playing mind games can give you more benefits in the long run if you stick to a plan and evolve in your process by increasing their difficulty as things get easier to do. Think of chess, this strategic game can help you stay sharp if you understand the rules, set a strategy and learn to not make the same mistakes over and over.
Research shows that the use of these games and activities leaves long-lasting effects in our brains, improving our memory and capacity to learn new things faster and easier, despite age.
Mix mind games with physical activity
Doctors at Harvard Medical School have discovered the benefits physical activity can have in your memory and focus. When we move, memory and reasoning mix and and stimulate diverse areas in our brain, encouraging the production of new brain cells, making these activities more effective than if we did them separately.
One example is learning to dance, your memory is at work trying to identify and follow the patterns not only in the music, but also in the movement and how they match with your actual move.
It looks like magic but it isn’t, it’s all about the science. It’s time to have fun training and turning your brain into a performance machine and increase your focus, concentration and memory with COGNITION by ORGANO!
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