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Math or Crossword Puzzles?

As an aging Boomer with a really aging mother 92 years young, I pay attention to “what is good for the brain”, if you know what I mean. We know blueberries and exercise should be daily events.  And fish is good brain food too.  And yoga keeps that blood flowing while crossword puzzles and mental games grow new dendrites.  Right?

I am a crossword puzzle fan but I must admit I’ve grown a little bored doing them every day.  And boredom certainly isn’t doing any brain any good.  Always, always, always I’ve known figuring out challenging math problems plumps up brain cells.  Even though I already know the math, it still feels like a great mental workout to explain the ins and outs of a problem to someone else.

My theory is that taking Algebra I basics into retirement homes would be a worthwhile exercise.  Somehow I don’t have many people agreeing with me or believing I would have any audience at all.

Whatever works out your brain is a must!  I’ll continue to spend a little time with Sudoko, which I can’t spell, keep working my crossword muscles, and totally, for sure, work up a mental sweat with a good old math problem.  And you?

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