By now, you just want to take it easy for a few months since it’s cold outside, you have survived the holidays & the end of the year when you have to review your part D plan, review your paperwork, and get ready to start the new year fresh. Now it is the time to review your tax paperwork, ensure that you have all your property exemption completed for this year and set up your annual Medicare Yearly “Wellness” visit which is designed to help prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Your provider will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, called a “Health Risk Assessment,” as part of this visit. Answering these questions can help you and your provider develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit & create a screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventive services that might be needed for that year. And figure out how to stay active inside such as how many times you have to walk around the house to get your lap done instead of doing it outside because of the weather. As your physical body, which needs to remain healthy to have a more enjoyable life, you want your brain to reach the same levels of health, as you grow older. This can help you remain sharp and focus as time goes by. You may not realize it but you can exercise your brain Mind games are activities that are fun but challenge your brain. Brain games can take many different forms and shape. Games that make you think, strategize, and remember information are all games that will help train your mind. In fact, many of these basic characteristics are what you find in many of the games you already play. Thinking, strategizing, and remembering information are just a few things that you will do in games to build your mind. Most cells deteriorate in your brain due to a natural process known as oxidation, foods that include plenty of anti-oxidants can work wonders in slowing this process down. But, instead of going out of your way to make sure that you only include foods with a large amount of anti-oxidants, it is better to make sure you maintain a well balanced diet with all kinds of whole foods. The body is a complex organism and will require all sorts of nutrients to keep it well balanced and to maintain overall body health. Just try to cut unnatural foods and substitutes out of your diet completely. You can find many different types of mind/brain games on the Internet to play on line or download or in books to complete.