Category Archives -Maintain a Healthy Brain

A healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy brain.  We know that what we eat and drink has a direct impact on the cells of our brain and body.  But it’s also how we spend our days that has a big effect on our health in later life. Engage your entire brain As the Brain Foundation points out, our Read more…

Puzzles are a greatactivity for kids to do to help them boost their self esteem; and the best thing is that it can often happen quite unconsciously, because they are having too much fun to notice! Spelling long words can be a puzzle My favourite word in the dictionary is ‘sesquipedalian’, and it means (a person who is ‘given to Read more…

Have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend travelling?  Whether it is for work or for pleasure, it really is worth filling those hours with something useful and enjoyable.  Here are some tips and tricks about why you should have puzzles packed for your next trip. “Long-haul” travel doesn’t have to be boring It is very easy Read more…

Panic attacks affect millions of people around the world. They can be extremely debilitating for your mental health.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that the humble puzzle can be a useful tool to help keep them at bay. An article published in Psychology Today says that the best way to combat panic attacks is to engage Read more…

Solve Crosswords to Improve Brain Function and Fight Dementia Recent research indicates that one of the best ways to improve brain function and fight dementia is by solving crosswords puzzles.  It could even make your brain up to 10 years younger! Age affects us all in many different ways. It can impact on our memory, levels of concentration, thought processes and Read more…

We are all familiar with the popular saying “a busy mind is a happy one”, and there is strong support to the hypothesis that maintaining active cognitive function can help to ward off dementia in old-age, but how much truth is there in it? It’s surely also no surprise that millions of people across the world play brain training games Read more…

A lot has been said and done to promote healthy living and incorporate various aspects of it in our everyday lives – avoiding junk food, exercising, taking vitamins etc. have all been a major points in the check-list so far. Perhaps not enough has been said about brain health and the effect puzzles have on the way our brains work. Canadian Read more…