Boost Your Picture Puzzle-Solving Brain Power - dummies

Boost Your Picture Puzzle-Solving Brain Power

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Exercising your brain gives you an edge in solving picture puzzles. Regardless where you fall on the mental fitness meter, you will stay sharper as you age by doing some basic brain-building.

  • Challenge yourself. Be sure you’re solving picture puzzles at the right level. If you’re breezing through puzzles, you need to move up to a higher, more challenging level.

  • Use it or lose it. Your mind muscle needs a daily workout. Challenging your mind each day with picture puzzles helps to maintain your mental acuity.

  • Work a variety of puzzles. Try different types of picture puzzles, but also feel free to experiment with crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and other such puzzles that can keep your mind working in different ways.

  • Try something new. Learning something new exercises your memory as well as the way you associate things, both of which can help you solve picture puzzles better.

  • Keep your nose in a book. When you read, you learn new words and process new information, which challenges and stimulates your brain.

  • Rid yourself of mind-mushing activities. While it may be difficult to completely get rid of your online profile, texting with friends, and watching some occasional TV, keeping such activities to a minimum helps keep your brain active.