Brain Games

Do your mornings get off to a slow start?  Hit a wall in the afternoon?  If you’re ever feeling a bit sluggish and need to get the ball rolling, I highly recommend these two apps that will surely wake the brain.



In today’s society most of us focus on training our bodies with exercise, proper dieting, and sleep; but we often forget to train our brains.  Although exercising, dieting, and sleep contribute, brain teasers and mind games help keep the mind sharp, clear, and on the right path to a healthy brain.  Elevate focuses on areas like writing, speaking, reading, and math while Lumosity focuses on cognitive skills like memory, focus, and problem-solving.  Starting your day (or afternoon) with either of these two apps will definitely get the wheels turning.

Elevate and Lumosity both offer daily training and keeps track of your score allowing you to see your progress over time.  Both are free apps but opt for a premium subscription and unlock even more games and training features.


In my opinion, if you perform the training on a daily basis you will easily start to notice an improvement in brain health.  The free version offers enough training to keep things fresh.  If you’re consistent with training daily, the games may start to seem repetitive but the levels get harder as your progress through each skill.  I would highly recommend adding these to your arsenal of apps.

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Lumosity / Available on Desktop, iOS, and Android
Elevate / Available in the App Store and Google Play

Written by Michael Jereld

Freelance Content Creator and Podcaster sharing relatable life experiences and the latest Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Tech news.