Jul 29, 2009
At the Marbles store, they love to sell games that are “easy to learn and difficult to master.” That is the key principle that you can use to boost and/or maintain your brain power. As we have previously written, we are really excited about a new Chicago-metro store called Marbles.
Marbles store owner Lindsay Gaskins and her team are committed to helping brains age well. And they have a lot of fun doing it! Each of the brain games they sell in their store serves a specific purpose and benefits a specific part of the brain. “The whole concept for the store came out of the idea that there are new developments in science saying that if you exercise your brain you can stave off Alzheimer’s—you can live better and longer,” says Lindsay.
Since each of the games is available to try in the store, people get very involved in finding out what is their next step toward brain health. “We get people who will sit and play the games for half an hour or more, and that’s what our intent is.”
So what are some of the best tools to start with?
I asked Lindsay if there was one thing she wanted people to walk away with. “Get up and do something about your brain health. Mental stimulation is really important and really fun, and if you get engaged you’ll feel better. We want people to love their brain as much as they love their body.”
Marbles has two locations with another on the way. At each location they have weekly events, including game nights and brain aerobics classes. Scheduled events can be found at www.MarblesTheBrainStore.com.
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