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Brain Boosters-October Anagrams


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Wow, we are almost at the mid point of October and Halloween is just around the corner! As we enter the holiday season, remember how important it is to take care of your health and your brain! Speaking of the brain it’s time to exercise your brain, form new brain pathways, build your cognitive reserve, challenge yourself,  engage in new learning!  Become a lifelong learner, and take advantage of your brain and neuroplasticity skills through new learning.  We are never too old for new learning or too young to begin building our cognitive reserves!  Let’s try some anagrams today. Create as many new words as you can from the following words.

First, go grab a healthy snack-blueberries, strawberries, apples, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, veggie sticks, dark chocolate, paired with a healthy beverage-green tea, water, red wine. I just had some walnuts and iced green tea. Ready? Here are your words.

HALLOWEEN

COSTUMES

CANDIES

GOBLINS

PUMPKINS

DECORATIONS

 

Remember to exercise your body as well! Physical exercise helps pump blood throughout your body-including your brain. Studies have shown that by walking just 35 minutes a day at least 3 days/week it’s possible to increase the size of your hippocampus, which may correlate to improved memory skills! So, get up, leash that dog and take a walk!

Brain Boosters-Scrambled Words


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Now that you’ve some worked on some anagrams, it’s time to try some scrambled words. Grab your brain fuel.  I’ve just enjoyed some brain fuel-dark chocolate covered almonds while sipping green tea. Delicious!

Scrambled words are another fun way to help build that cognitive reserve while decreasing your risk for dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease.  Scrambled words are excellent for people of all ages!  They’re great for kids to improve vocabulary and spelling; teens, 20, 30, 40 somethings, baby boomers, and seniors! Word games are superb tools to improve cognitive skills! These Brain Boosters are great for problem solving, thought organization skills, thought flexibility, reasoning skills, processing skills, and executive function skills. Brain exercises help prevent memory loss, promote healthy aging, improve brain function and thinking skills, build a cognitive reserve, and should be a part of everyone’s life every day! Use it or lose it! Try these by yourself, with your family or friends. Why not make it competition and find out who can solve them the fastest?

Unscramble the following words. Have fun! Let us know how you did!

 

ELYILV

SNAIFOH

KACNEAP

GRSETIER

YIDVNAER

FREFSTLU

SPREHNTA

GERILAF

EOCYVERR

RVALPPOA

Brain Boosters-More Holiday Anagrams


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The holidays are here and only 12 shopping days-including today  left until Christmas! So, take a break from shopping and exercise your brain! Grab a cup of green tea, coffee,  or hot cocoa with some spiced or plain walnuts, almonds,  dark chocolate, dark chocolate covered almonds-yummy,  or blueberries and let’s workout. Let’s try more anagrams with a holiday theme. Remember, anagrams are a great brain exercise and they target problem solving skills, reasoning skills, thought organization, thought flexibility, judgment, and executive function skills. Anagrams are fun for everyone-teens, baby boomers, seniors. Anagrams are a fun brain building activity to boost those brain cells, help form new neural pathways, and build your cognitive reserve. Try these anagrams as a family activity or part of a family game night, compete against friends or office buddies and see who can find the most.  Enjoy, laugh, have fun-it’s good for all of us! A healthy heart helps us maintain a healthy mind.

Here are your anagrams. How many new words can be formed? Share your lists with us and let’s see who can generate the most words!

SNOWFLAKE

SNOWMAN

PRESENTS

CHARITY

REINDEER

GARLAND

FRUIT

CANES

Brain Boosters-Holiday Scrambled Words


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Let’s try some scrambled words. These Brain Boosters are great for problem solving, thought organization skills, thought flexibility, reasoning skills, and executive function skills. Brain exercises help prevent memory loss, promote healthy aging, improve brain function and thinking skills, build a cognitive reserve, and should be a part of everyone’s life!  Why not do everything in your power to decrease your risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, especially when it’s fun?  Scrambled words are fun for all ages. Remember doing these in school and how much fun you had? As an adult in your 30’s, 40’s, baby boomers, or seniors, you will soon recall how much brain power scrambled words require!

Grab a brain boosting, heart healthy snack-blueberries, dark chocolate, strawberries,walnuts, almonds, apples, veggie sticks, green tea, hot cocoa, or your favorite fresh  fruits or nuts and let’s exercise your brain! After your brain gets a workout, take a walk as that’s also great and beneficial for our brains!  Use it or lose it-it’s your choice!

Unscramble these words.

DRIBZAZL

WSLAOFKSEN

OOASCTDRENI

CCSLEII

NESTOLORUI

TRAWESH

LISHGE

MYINHCE

RNSESPTE

NOTSRDDIATI

Have fun, enjoy, and reap the benefits!

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