When you think of the word fitness you most likely think of moving your body to help you lose weight and stay in shape. But did you know that it’s important to exercise your mind as well? Your brain is just like a muscle, if you don’t use it, it gets out of shape and just doesn’t work like it should.
What are the benefits for brain training?
Brain training may help improve your brain in the following ways:
- Quicker thinking
- Improved memory
- Better focus
- Quicker reactions
- Better mood
- More able to multi-task
- Better self-confidence
- Safer driving
How do you exercise your brain?
This is where TidePool comes in.
TidePool is an app for iOS that makes it easy to get your brain in tip-top-shape and keep it there. TidePool is designed as a secret agent game, making every task you complete within the game a means to solve the mystery. The games are scientifically designed to improve your mind.
When you first start using TidePool it asks you a series of questions to help determine the best training schedule for your personality. TidePool also adjusts and changes based upon your skill level.
There are different categories of skills as you can see from the photo above and the different games are designed to each train a different skill.
I really enjoyed each challenge that TidePool presented to me, and the variety of different tasks within the game keeps me coming back for more each day. My favorite game so far was the Suspect game from the FOCUS skill. I had always fancied myself someone who would do great in law enforcement and this game is a great way to see how well you pay attention to the details.
I didn’t actually do very well my first time in the Suspect game but that’s because I didn’t read the directions. TidePool does give you a little tutorial before each game so make sure to pay close attention to that so you understand what you are supposed to do.
The most challenging game for me was the Boobytrap game in the ADAPTABILITY skill. I felt like a little kid sometimes with that one and plenty of “aw mans” (and maybe some profanity…shhh) were uttered when I would miss one.
The Encoder game in the SPEED skill area has been the easiest for me so far. I usually end the round with all of my lives left (you get 3 for each challenge).
Just like working out needs to become a habit, training your brain needs to as well – and with TidePool, brain training is FUN!
TidePool will help you achieve your full brain potential!
Get the TidePool App in the App Store.