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Brain Exercise Answers

The Martha Stewart Show

These fun exercises from Dr. Gary Small's book, "The Longevity Bible," will help jog your memory and keep your brain in shape.

Whole-Brain Exercise
Say "silk" six times. Then answer this: What do cows drink?

Answer: Cows generally drink water, unless they are like me and sometimes prefer sparkling water. If you said "milk," you might need to slow down a bit and focus your attention.

Left Brain Exercise
See how many words you can spell from the letters below. No letter may be used twice, and each word must contain the letter L.

L I G O B A E

Answer: Dr. Small came up with the following words: agile, ail, ale, bagel, bail, bale, blog, boil, el, gail, gale, gel, glib, glob, globe, goal, goalie, labe, lag, lea, leg, lego, lib, lob, lobe, log, loge, oblige.

Left Brain Exercise
All the vowels have been removed from the following proverb, and the remaining consonants are in the correct sequence, broken up into groups of two to five letters. Replace the vowels and figure out the proverb.

STRK WHLTH RNS HT

Answer: Strike while the iron is hot.

Resource
These exercises are from "The Longevity Bible," by Dr. Gary Small.