Often we're told that we should be exercising our brains to keep them healthy. There are many different puzzles and activities you can choose from. Anything which uses your brain differently to your everyday life will be doing it a lot of good. One of my favorite types of puzzles are word searches. I love to sit down with a new puzzle and work my way through the list of interesting words, finding them all hidden in the grid.
Word search puzzles (often simply known as "word searches") are puzzle games normally played using a pen and paper. The player's goal is to find a number of words hidden in a grid or table of letters. The words can be hidden at any position or orientation within the grid of letters. Words may be vertical (going up, or going down), horizontal (left to right, or right to left) or diagonally (in any of the four diagonal directions).