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Keep your mind young with Sudoku

By Editor Italy

Unfortunately, as the years go by, our body loses qualities and characteristics that at a young age seem almost obvious: motor skills, cognitive skills, ability to adapt to new situations and so on. Our brain, in particular, loses a certain reactivity and obviously episodes such as small forgetfulness of objects, distractions, less ability to concentrate increase, up to sometimes not remembering the names of people we met even a short time before.

Our brain is just like a muscle: we must continuously keep it in training, we must stimulate it to always perform new operations. It can certainly lose some elasticity due to old age, but if it is not used, our brain will inexorably lose its functionality more quickly.

Doctors and experts agree: we need something that is a continuous stimulus for us, otherwise we tend to let ourselves go and just use our “thinking muscle”, the brain, less.

Exercises and mnemonic games are a real “gymnasium” for our mind: sudoku, crossword puzzles, intelligence games, chess and checkers are a real panacea!

Il sudoku
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Sudoku is a very popular and very simple game. It is a puzzle of Japanese origin now widespread all over the world, and is an excellent tool to keep the mind in constant training and above all to develop / recover logical and numerical skills.

The aim of the game is to fill in the white boxes with numbers from 1 to 9, so that in each row, in each column and in each square region with bold edges, all the digits from 1 to 9 are present without repetition.

The game does not need any knowledge of math, so it is suitable for everyone! It is an excellent pastime that does not require physical effort or expenditure of money.

In addition to the magazines dedicated to this game that can be found at newsstands, you can find free Sudoku puzzles online.

Below we leave you some sites with which you can practice! 

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