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Brain Boosters-Anagrams for February


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Have you ever challenged your brain with anagrams? Anagrams are another great brain exercise to help build your cognitive reserve. Yes, anagrams are anti aging for the brain promoting brain health and fitness.  Anagrams are fun for people of all ages- kids, teens, young adults, sandwich generation, baby boomers, and seniors of course! Anagrams target the cognitive areas of problem solving, reasoning, executive function, memory, and vocabulary. Before you attempt these dementia fighting, anti Alzheimer’s Disease mentally stimulating brain exercises, let’s be sure everyone knows what anagrams are.  Beginning with a single word, your challenge is to rearrange all the letters and form new words. You may form more than one word with the letters provided all the letters are used. Here is an example. If  BRAIN is the starter word, rearrange the letters to form the words: RAN BI. I think you get the point. Enjoy, laugh, take a deep breath, grab a healthy snack and drink,  sit back relax and get ready to challenge yourself. Let’s promote mental fitness, mental stimulation, healthy aging, health and wellness, longevity, and brain health. So, here’s to your brain.

Try anagrams for the following list of words. Create as many new word combinations as you can!

VALENTINE

CHOCOLATES

FLOWERS

ROMANTIC

KINDNESS

HAPPINESS

PRESENTS

CELEBRATION

SURPRISES

SWEETHEARTS

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-Awesome Anagrams


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I have spring fever in February, the trees are in bloom, the pollen count is ridiculous, and the weather is just gorgeous. My daughter and I enjoyed a brisk walk and are now cooling down having some iced green tea along with apple slices and cinnamon. We have worked our bodies and eaten healthy brain foods. Now it is time to exercise our brains. Here we go.

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 anti-aging activity to boost those brain cells, help form new neural pathways, and build your cognitive reserve. Brain exercises are important in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. So, try these anagrams as a family activity or part of a family game night, compete against friends or office co-workers and see who can find the most.  Enjoy, laugh, have fun-it’s good for all of us! Did you know that a  healthy heart helps us maintain a healthy mind and brain? Amazing, isn’t it?

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!

ALLERGIES

ANTIHISTIMINE

SNEEZING

TISSUES

BLOOMING

BLOSSOM

FLORAL

FLOWERS

DOGWOODS

OUTDOORS

Brain Boosters-Presidental Anagrams


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In honor of Presidents Day, let’s try anagrams with a Presidential theme.

Don’t forget 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 anti-aging activity to boost those brain cells, help form new neural pathways, and build your cognitive reserve. Brain exercises are important in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. So, try these anagrams as a family activity or part of a family game night, compete against friends or office co-workers and see who can find the most.  Enjoy, laugh, have fun-it’s good for all of us! Did you know that a  healthy heart helps us maintain a healthy mind and brain? Amazing, isn’t it?

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!

WASHINGTON

ADAMS

GARFIELD

WILSON

ROOSEVELT

CLEVELAND

CLINTON

PIERCE

JACKSON

TAYLOR

Here is something else to ponder on this holiday. Who are your top 4 favorite presidents and why?

Who are your 4 least favorite presidents and why? Share your thoughts and opinions with us and let’s get a good dialogue started. Thought provoking conversations and discussions are also good for your brain.

Brain Boosters-Scrambled Words


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It’s a beautiful day so I’m sitting outside enjoying the weather while getting my Vitamin D. Of course I’ve got a glass of green tea I’m enjoying with some herb goat cheese. Delicious!

Let’s try some scrambled words. These are great to help build your brain power and cognitive reserve. Scrambled words focus on problem solving, thought organization, thought flexibility, processing, reasoning skills, and executive function. Scrambled words are fun for all ages to enjoy. Make it a family activity or make it a  friendly competition. The important thing is that you’re working your brain,  building new neuro pathways and taking advantage of our brain’s plasticity. Keep trying new activities as this helps challenge the brain. By caring for and maintaining your brain and body, you are on your way to healthy aging, longevity, fighting Alzheimer’s and dementia, and improving your quality of life!  Don’t we all want to maintain our independence and age in place? So, dive in and make a commitment to become a lifelong learner!

Try unscrambling these words and let us know how you do! Have fun and enjoy!

NIAIPAPOTLC

KDCCEEH

EEEDTXPC

MMSSZRIAEU

RSIPDTENE

Brain Boosters-Fun With Anagrams


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Let’s have fun with some new anagrams!  I just can’t get enough of these myself! These are really such fun and great for your brain! You can do these by yourself, with a group, or compete against others. Whichever way you prefer, it really doesn’t matter as long as you work that brain.

By the way, have you exercised today? If not, don’t stress as the day isn’t over. Go take a walk. Medical professionals now recommend we each strive to walk 10,000 steps each day. I’ve hit mine-how about you? Everyone must incorporate some type of exercise into their life in order to achieve longevity and healthy again!  Physical exercise gets the blood flowing and circulating and that’s good for your brain and brain health.

I have my cup of green tea so yourself  grab a cup of green tea, coffee,  or hot cocoa with some spiced or plain walnuts, almondsdark chocolate, dark chocolate covered almonds-yummy, apple slices with cinnamon, strawberries, or blueberries and let’s workout. 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 anti-aging 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 co-workers and see who can find the most.  Enjoy, laugh, have fun-it’s good for all of us! Did you know that a  healthy heart helps us maintain a healthy mind and brain? Amazing, isn’t it?

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!

CURTAINS

COCKTAILS

OCEANS

CONFINED

POPULAR

PARAGON

HARDWOODS

PANCAKE

CARAMEL

LOUNGES

Brain Boosters-Love Your Anagrams!


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Try your hand at some new anagrams!  I just can’t get enough of these myself! These are really such fun and great for your brain! You can do these by yourself, with a group, or compete against others. Whichever way you prefer, it really doesn’t matter as long as you work that brain.

By the way, have you exercised today? If not, don’t stress as the day isn’t over. Go take a walk. Medical professionals now recommend we each strive to walk 10,000 steps each day. I’ve hit mine-how about you? Everyone must incorporate some type of exercise into their life in order to achieve longevity and healthy again!  Physical exercise gets the blood flowing and circulating and that’s good for your brain and brain health.

I have my cup of green tea so yourself  grab a cup of green tea, coffee,  or hot cocoa with some spiced or plain walnuts, almondsdark chocolate, dark chocolate covered almonds-yummy, apple slices with cinnamon, strawberries, or blueberries and let’s workout. 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 anti-aging 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 co-workers and see who can find the most.  Enjoy, laugh, have fun-it’s good for all of us! Did you know that a  healthy heart helps us maintain a healthy mind and brain? Amazing, isn’t it?

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!

TUMERIC

MAJORUM

CARDAMOM

SAFFRON

TRUFFLES

OREGANO

THYME

BASIL

PEPPER

PARSLEY

ROSEMARY

2011 Brain Boosters-Anagrams


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We are back and ready to help you exercise and maintain your brain! Are you remembering to do your daily breathing technique to improve your memory skills? Are you carving out time each day to just relax or meditate to help reduce or better yet eliminate your unwanted and unneeded stress? So, go grab a healthy snack and some green tea or hot cocoa and let’s have fun while exercising those brains!

Let’s start off the new year with some anagrams. 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 anti-aging 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! Did you know that a  healthy heart helps us maintain a healthy mind and brain? Amazing, isn’t it?

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!

 

SYMPHONIC

PERFORMANCE

PROFESSIONAL

CONCERTS

RECORDING

MUSICIAN

LISTENING

CLARINET

GUITAR

TROMBONE

TRUMPET

 

Brain Boosters-How About More Anagrams?


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I sincerely hope by now that all your shopping is complete! If not, good luck and remember to address your stress! Holidays can be stressful and especially if you still have things to do to prepare. If you need to reduce your stress level, I recommend trying some diaphragmatic breathing techniques or refer to our blog article on memory breathing.  If you want to try the deep diaphragmatic breathing, simply find a quiet place to relax-sometimes that’s the biggest challenge!  I understand, I have 3 kids and a fluffy child (miniature poodle). Anyway, inhale through your mouth while expanding your diaphragm. Hold the breath a few seconds-try for at least 5, and then slowly exhale through your mouth. This is designed to help relieve stress and help you relax. Isn’t that what we all need at this time of year?

Now that you’re relaxed are you ready to exercise your brain? I have my cup of green tea so yourself  grab a cup of green tea, coffee,  or hot cocoa with some spiced or plain walnuts, almondsdark chocolate, dark chocolate covered almonds-yummy, apple slices with cinnamon, strawberries, 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 anti-aging 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! Did you know that a  healthy heart helps us maintain a healthy mind and brain? Amazing, isn’t it?

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!

CUPCAKES

CINNAMON

MISTLETOE

GARLAND

ICICLES

DECORATIONS

CHIMNEYS

CAROLING

FEASTING

LIGHTING

DECORATE

Brain Boosters-Anagrams, Anagrams, Anagrams


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Now, all my kids are officially finished with exams this semester. We can begin to make our holiday plans and enjoy our time together! But, now it’s time to take a break from shopping, baking, cooking, decorating and exercise your brain! Grab a cup of green tea, coffee,  or hot cocoa with some spiced or plain walnuts, almondsdark chocolate, dark chocolate covered almonds-yummy, apple slices with cinnamon, strawberries, 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 anti-aging 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! Did you know that a  healthy heart helps us maintain a healthy mind and brain? Amazing, isn’t it?

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!

VACATIONING
CRUISE
FESTIVITIES
CAROLERS
TRADITION
CRUISING
RESOLUTION
TRAVELING
MEMORIES
GRANDPARENTS

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