Playing chess with friends challenges your ability to plan ahead and hold information in your brain, and studies have demonstrated its ability to help elderly individuals keep their mental dexterity for longer.
Just reading trains attention and focus and helps increase your knowledge and long term memory.
Take Different Routes Home
Bearing in mind what we mentioned about taxi drivers, it’s clear that learning multiple routes around your area can help brain development, so this is a great way to build up more neural connections. Meanwhile seeing unique scenes can also help your brain to stay young and flexible.
Doing increasingly difficult maths is completely free and more challenging than the majority of challenges you’ll find on Lumosity.