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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 Boosters-Holiday Scrambled Words

Scrabble, Word Games

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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.











Have fun, enjoy, and reap the benefits!

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