No matter how hard they may be, it seems there’s good reason to try and finish that newspaper crossword puzzle every morning. Turns out, a new study suggests that doing crossword puzzles on a regular basis could keep your brain healthy.
The study out of University of Exeter Medical School and Kings College of London looked at 17,000 healthy people 50 years of age and over, asking hem about their crossword puzzle history, and then tested their brains in areas like memory, reasoning and attention.
The results show that those who regularly do crossword puzzles have a brain that functions similar to someone ten years younger than they are, especially when it comes to grammar skills and short-term memory. Whats more, the more often they did puzzles, the better the results were on their brain function test.