Here, you'll find a list of enjoyable, intellectually challenging hobbies to consider when
you want to stimulate your brain. The experts agree - games, puzzles,
learning new skills and other mental exercises are great strength training for the brain!
Unleash your creativity and discover how building new
pathways in your brain can be stimulating, healthy and fun!
Polyconomy and the ever popular
Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit provide immense fun and can get those
brain juices flowing as you take on your adversaries.
Try putting together a puzzle on a quiet afternoon.
Even the puzzle has grown and developed in new and ambitious ways. Three dimensional
puzzles add an element of challenge and an exciting finished product.
The sky is the limit! Try
flying a modern stunt kite. With the advent of dual line, quad line and traction kites, this
sport is not what you might remember from childhood. Learning new tricks and competing
with friends can offer years of stimulating fun!
Sewing, knitting, crochet and cross-stitch are
marvelous ways to use your hand & eye coordination and entice your brain.
Chess, checkers or backgammon:
For an even bigger challenge for your brain why not
join friends in a game of Chess, Checkers or Backgammon. Developing strategies, using your
memory and analyzing the board to overcome your opponent is a fantastic way to get a great
Tap into your
Whittle wood, paint a portrait, take up
photography, go for a hike, write a song or start a wood-working project. Think of ways to create items
that are uniquely yours. You don't have to be an artist; the best way to find your niche
is by trying a lot of different projects. Kick-starting your creativity is a amazing gift
for your brain.
Don't forget to get proper
Sleep requirements can deviate along age and the individual but sleep is
considered to be sufficient once there's no drowsiness or dysfunction during
You'll likely need about 7 to 8 hours a night.