Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Brain Fitness and Giveaway

The 2011 brain fitness calendar John brought home is full of little ideas and games to keep the mind fit.  Just like your body, certain types of activity keep the mind sharp.  Think of it as brain exercising.  "Having a clear, active mind at any age is important but as we get older, it can mean the difference between dependence and independent living."   Here are some brain exercises for you (answers at the end of the post)

SLICE
3.14159
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Have you tried a puzzles or played cards lately?
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Identify the letter that begins and ends each of the words listed below
_EALT_
_xercise_
_erie_
_rea_
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Reading is a brain-healthy activity
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Good at math? Try this one.
1=3
2=3
3=5
4=4
5=4
6=3
7=5
8=5
9=4
10=3
so what does
11=?
12=?

I'm doing a giveaway for people who sign up for an Alzheimer's newsletter through John's work.  John is currently in 5th place in the contest of getting people to sign up. You don't personally have to have Alzheimer's to benefit from the newsletter.  It is about prevention and the strides they are making in the field.  You can unsubscribe at anytime.

Now for the answers:

Slice of Pie
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Health, exercises, series, treat  *dread is the word I thought of and that also works
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11=6
12=6
The numbers 11 and 12 both have 6 letters in their names.

5 comments:

Johann said...

These are really cool! I love brain exercises. Heading over to the newsletter signup now.

The Sean said...

also 'dread'... hope that doesn't mean anything;)

Kiesha said...

Wow, I need to exercise my brain more.
And I thought it was "bread". Makes sense since I am a carb addict.

Marci said...

I sat here forever on the math puzzle before I gave up.. argg. I will sigh up, my grandmother suffers from last stage alzeimhers.

lindsay said...

i thought of dread too. we did puzzles like this in elem school, they were always so fun.