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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.








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 Awareness Week-Brain Fact and Anagrams

BrainMasters continues to celebrate Brain Awareness Week by educating people about brain health, care and maintenance. Today’s brain fun fact is really interesting! Did you know that the energy used by your brain is enough to light a 25 watt light bulb? Pretty interesting!

Did you enjoy yesterday’s scrambled words? Were you able to figure out all the answers? Today let’s try some anagrams. We will provide a list of words and you rearrange all the letters to form new words. Be sure to use all the letters! For example, if we used GAME as an anagram the new words could be:  A GEM,  MEGA. So, let’s light up those 25 watt bulbs and exercise those brains!

Try anagrams for these words-








Have fun and share your answers!

Brain Boosters-Word Plugs

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Today is day 3 of  snowed in and  no school. So excited that tomorrow is also a snow day.  The only bright spot is that we have power. It’s always more tolerable with heat and electricity! Since we’ve been stranded at home, I’ve developed some new Brain Boosters to help build your brain power and cognitive reserve.

I’ve named these Word Plugs. Word Plugs focus on thought organization skills, thought flexibility, problem solving, executive function, processing, reasoning, and logic. Today Word Plugs have been tested on my teenage daughter and middle agedbaby boomer husband. They both gave it 2  thumbs up! These Word Plugs are great for teens to seniors as another brain fitness activity for anti-aging. Take advantage of the brain’s plasticity and ability to new learn new information. Become a lifelong learner-you’re never too young or too old for new learning! So, if you are looking for something new to try to form those  new neural pathways to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia definitely try your hand at these.

By the way, isn’t 2011 the year you committed to  your health? Of course, it is! That’s everyone’s goal! No healthy goal is complete unless you have a brain fitness component. Be sure you’re eating all the right foods-the omega 3’s, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, healthy grains, water, lean proteins, plenty of fresh herbs and spices. Also, be sure you’re getting adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals-Vitamin D, Vitamin B’s, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, iron. As always, check with your physician for the right amount of supplements for your individual needs.

As you know, I have my cup of green tea and am ready to go! Now, I present you with Word Plugs. You will be presented with words that are missing letters. The challenge is to determine which smaller word will complete the presented word. Each numbered section will be solved by the same word. Take the challenge and enjoy! Let us know what you think of these and how you do!

1. __ __ N T R __

__ __ P __ R U S

C O M __ __ N __


2. __ R __ E __

__ I D G __ O __

E __ I C __ __ E


3. S __ __ __ T

__ __ R I __ Y

O __ __ L E N __



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!














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