Five-Minute Brain Workout: Games and Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Sharp and Supple

Five-Minute Brain Workout: Games and Puzzles to Keep Your Mind Sharp and Supple

by Kim Chamberlain

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Overview

Taking care of your brain is just as beneficial as taking care of the rest of your body. Research has shown that training games help improve memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, processing speed, creativity, and reasoning.

The key to such exercise is to constantly learn and regularly challenge your brain’s capabilities with new tasks. Regularly doing series of short, varied tasks will keep your thinking faculties focused and flexible.
Five-Minute Brain Workout contains a wide variety of games and puzzles for people who enjoy words and language. There are ten examples of the same kind of game or puzzle with a wide variety of types of each. While the puzzles have specific answers, the games do not, which means you can continue to develop your creativity by doing them more than once and coming up with different answers. And there are enough puzzles and games for a year’s worth of challenging your mind.

The book’s contents can be used in any number of ways: to challenge yourself or simply have fun or as a competition against time or other people. These exercises work in many settings: home, work, schoolrooms, training and therapy sessions, and as an icebreaker at social gatherings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628734706
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Brain Workout
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,087,169
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Kim Chamberlain is a speaker, writer, and seminar facilitator. She holds the National Speakers Association Accredited Professional Speaker level of certification, was the founding president of the Wellington (New Zealand) National Speakers Association, and has won many speaking awards. In 2000 she was voted as one of the world’s top newsletter writers. Chamberlain is the author of Five-Minute Brain Workout, Woman to Woman, and Conversation Starters. She resides in Wellington, New Zealand.

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INTRODUCTION

Hello and welcome!

This is a brain training book based on word games and puzzles.

Taking care of your brain can be equally as useful as taking care of your body. Regularly doing a series of short, varied tasks can keep your mind sharp and flexible. The key to stimulating your brain is to constantly learn, and to regularly challenge your brain with new tasks.

Research shows that brain training games help improve your memory, concentration, problem-solving skills, processing speed, creativity, logic and reasoning.

We learn more if three factors are present: if we are doing something we enjoy; if there is repetition; if there is variety. For these reasons the book uses a games and puzzles theme aimed at people who enjoy words and language; there are ten examples of the same kind of game or puzzle; and there is a wide variety of types of games and puzzles.

By doing both games and puzzles it will give you the discipline that comes with finding the 'correct' answer required for puzzles, along with the creativity of a range of acceptable answers that a game provides. You have enough for a year's worth of working your brain, so feel free to get started ... and enjoy!

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Table of Contents

Introduction,
How the book is laid out,
How to use this book,
Level 1,
Level 2,
Level 3,
Level 4,
Level 5,
Level 6,
Level 7,
Level 8,
Level 9,
Level 10,
Bonus puzzles,
Answers,

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