Memory Games for a Healthy Brain

We’ve all seen the ads for computer programs, memory games and apps that promise to help preserve our memory and other cognitive abilities. The problem with many commercial programs and apps is that you have to pay a monthly fee for something you may get tired of or that may not be enjoyable.Woman playing a memory game

The good news is that you don’t have to pay money to keep your brain active. You can find free brain games and puzzles on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There are also free apps and programs that help us eat right and move more, which further contribute to a healthy brain.

Brain games

Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and scrabble are old favorites that challenge our brain. Here are a few other apps and websites to check out:  Continue reading

Fitness apps for your smartphone

Check out these walking and yoga apps to help with your 2014 New Year's resolutions

There's an app for everything, including monitoring your blood pressure!

There’s an app for everything, including ones that help you get moving for the New Year!

“Getting fit” routinely tops the list of New Year’s resolutions. So, if 2014 has you vowing to exercise more  — and procrastinate less — check out these awesome fitness apps for your smartphone, all designed for heart health.

iTreadmill: Pedometer Ultra with PocketStep™

  • Features: The app’s pedometer senses motion as you walk and determines the length of your stride. Estimates calories burned. Once you establish your pace, it can select a tune with a matching beat. Also tracks time, speed and distance walked.
  • Operating system: iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
  • Cost: $1.99 Continue reading