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How Do Escape Rooms Exercise Your Brain?

What better way to honor the 2021 Olympics than by exercising your wits and puzzle solving skills? Just like your body needs exercising to remain healthy and in shape, your brain does, too! Lucky for you, not only are escape rooms an entertaining pastime for you and your favorite people, they’re an excellent workout for your mind.

Improve Short-Term Memory

Do you remember what you ate for dinner last night? What about the last song you listened to? If your short-term memory isn’t exactly as good as you’d like it to be, never fear! Solving puzzles, riddles and mysteries at an escape room can help build your short-term memory strength.

Our escape rooms are chock-full of puzzles to solve, riddles to decipher, and codes to crack, which could help sharpen your mind and fend off memory loss. 

Brain games can have a beneficial effect on Attention Span Memory Language Decision Making Problem Solving Reasoning

Works Both Sides of the Brain

Your brain has two hemispheres. The left half deals with logic, science, and math. Puzzles, codes, and riddles all fall to the left hemisphere’s domain, so Escape Rooms are the perfect way to boost your logical thinking. 

A great way to exercise the right side of your brain is through socialization. Escape Rooms are excellent activities for groups of friends or families or coworkers and provide fantastic team building exercises. Escape rooms are also wonderful for creating friendships by working together to achieve a common goal.

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Slow Down Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease affecting more than 3 million people per year in the United States. It’s caused by the degeneration and death of brain cells and brain cell connections, which results in memory loss and confusion. Although exercising your brain in and of itself won’t prevent Alzheimer’s or Dementia, regularly challenging your brain with puzzles and games could help to slow down or delay Alzheimer’s.

A great way to bolster your brain cell connections is by shaking up your routine. Engage in a new experience that challenges your mind. An escape room is just that type of activity. It will require mental effort, a sensory experience, and a whole lot of fun.

Consistency is Key

If you go running for a month and shave a bit off of your mile time, you can’t expect to be able to stop running for six months and then be able to pick up right where you left off. Consistency is key to keeping in good physical shape. It’s no different with your cognitive health.

Continue to challenge your brain through new activities and mind-strengthening puzzles and games. To improve your endurance when running, you’ll want to increase the distance you run each day. If you want to improve your cognitive functioning, try increasing the difficulty of your brain-stimulating activities. At Escape Room San Antonio, we have four escape room difficulty levels so you can continue challenging your mind.

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Train Your Brain the Escape Room SA Way

If you want to get a head start on your cognitive health, visit us at Escape Room San Antonio! We have a variety of engaging and unique rooms with plenty of puzzles to test and build your brainpower. Book a visit today!

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