February 22, 2006

News & Opinion: Brain Puzzles

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:49 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Another subject I discuss in my book is brain fitness. Most people want their brain to work as well as possible for as long as possible. There are obvious things to do, such as oxygenating your brain with exercise, eating good foods that promote healthy cells, and avoiding bad things like cigarettes and recreational drugs that hurt your brain. Books and puzzles and social gatherings are all good for keeping your brain sharp, but it turns out the key is novelty. To keep those neural connections forming in your brain, do something you are not accustomed to doing. If you dont do crossword puzzles, start now. If you already do crossword puzzles, try sudoku instead. If you have never eaten Indian food, I recommend a glass of mango lassi and anything korma. If you are already an aficionado of Indian food, then switch to Thai! You get the idea. New experiences refresh your brain.
Here is a fun web site that is full of different brain games. It might make you feel really smart for about a minute!

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.