So we all know our body needs exercise. It keeps our heart pumping and our health groovin’. But did you know that our brains need exercise too? Yup. As natural as using our brain sounds, it’s been scientifically proven that it needs certain exercises to help develop the mind.

According to SharpBrains, “our brains are com­posed of dif­fer­ent areas and func­tions, and we can strengthen them through men­tal exer­cise– or they get atro­phied for lack of prac­tice. The ben­e­fits are both short-term (improved con­cen­tra­tion and mem­ory, sus­tained men­tal clar­ity under stress­ful sit­u­a­tions…), and long-term (cre­ation of a “brain reserve” that help pro­tect us against poten­tial prob­lems such as Alzheimer’s).” So to keep our brains workin’, we found this fun three minute exercise for our FinerMinds community. So relax, clear your mind and have some fun with your brains…

Be it sudoku, memory games or crossword puzzles, what brain exercises do you enjoy practicing? Share your favorite games with us below. We’d love to try them out too. :)