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Check Your Brains For A Buck

  • Jan 9, 2014

ARLINGTON, TEXAS, Jan. 9th 2014 – While making resolutions for a healthier body, don’t forget to include your brain.  American Mensa, the High IQ organization, is encouraging the public to make a resolution to check their brain.

“Cognitive well-being improves our lives, and it becomes even more crucial as we age,” said American Mensa’s Supervisory Psychologist Dr. Frank Lawlis.

Research has revealed that by participating in activities such as crossword puzzles, learning new languages, and learning how to play musical instruments, can benefit your mind’s abilities.

American Mensa is offering its Online Mensa Practice Test (aka the Mensa Home Test) for $1 in the month of January. Visit to access a copy. This test is a great way to exercise your brain and is designed to give you a preview of what it is like to take the official Mensa qualifying test. The test is regularly priced at $18.

Here are some additional smart tips to help keep your brain fit:

  1. Learn a new skill. Learn to speak a new language or play a musical instrument.
  2. Play a game. Pick one that requires strategy, such as chess or bridge.
  3. Practice yoga. It helps sharpen your memory and improves focus.

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American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 50,000 members in the United States and more than 130,000 members globally. For more information about American Mensa, visit or call (817) 607-0060.