The same exercise that we give our bodies can also benefit our brain. For example, doing yoga on a regular basis actually thickens and improves the functionality of the brain’s cortex, which plays an important role in memory and attention. What we eat helps brain health, too. Omega-3 fatty acids help to prevent dementia, and we can find them in tuna and other oily fish like salmon and also in fish oil supplements. Games are a great way to exercise the brain, and they’re so easy to have with us to play during those “down” times. I’ve got some downloaded onto my iPhone. My stepdaughter has the BrainAge game on her Nintendo DS and she plays Sudoku on the train as she travels to work and back. Shake things up by using your nondominant hand when you eat, or brush your hair, or even write. These little challenges help the brain to work in a different way and keeps it in shape. And we’ve got Solitaire and Sudoku up on the website, so you can take a break and play anytime you want!