Cross Train Your Brain with Video Games

One of the best things to do if you want to get your body stronger is cross train. Rather than just reading, playing video games, or eating well, it’s best to combine several tools. Star athletes cross train their bodies with a variety of activities, not just running every day or only going to the gym to lift weights. Cross training your brain works for the same reasons.

Here’s how to cross train your brain with video games:

Mix exercise and screen time. Play active games such as Sports Champions: Gladiator Duel to keep you moving.

Play many different game genres. If all you play is puzzle games, you’ll exercise the part of your brain that is good for problem-solving. If you play adventure and action games, you’ll need to think quickly and use other parts of your brain as well.

Play games that get you to want to learn and do more. If you play fighting games, read about the military or martial arts. If you like adventure games, go hiking or rock climbing. If you like sports games, play the sports and try out for a team.

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