Sometimes it seems as if physical fitness gets all of the attention. And while clearly, it is a crucial component of overall wellness, it is actually the full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being that truly contribute to our own quality of life.1
It should go without saying that mental fitness is just as important as physical health, but unfortunately, that’s not always the priority.
Mental wellness should never be neglected, and incorporating mental dexterity exercises into your life can help you reap the benefits of a sharper and an overall healthier body for years to come.
Mental fitness is exactly what it sounds like: keeping your brain in tip-top shape. It’s not like you have to train for the “Brain Olympics” or regularly ace IQ tests, but rather it’s all about activities that help you to decompress, use your true brainpower, and boost memory.
The effects of technology have made a huge impact on physical fitness – workout machines that can mimic just about any outdoor activity, and devices that track our calories consumed and burned, just to name a few. And luckily, technology is one realm where mental fitness has not been left out; inexpensive, easy-to-access apps create stimulating situations that can truly strengthen your mental acuity.
Let’s take a look at five apps now available on Android* tablets powered by Intel® Atom™ Processors that can quickly get you in shape when it comes to your mental fitness.
1. 3D Maze/Labyrinth, by mobadu
Suitable for all ages, 3D Maze is an adventure and puzzle game that brings the classic labyrinth genre into a whole new 3D level. Climb to the top of a tower, castle, or pyramid and look down to see the exit point. Check how fast you can reach the end, and at the last labyrinth, you’ll have only 10 minutes before a volcano explodes.
2. WaveRun, by SoftKiwi
WaveRun provides an endless, mind-blowing electrical race along parallel wires where you need to survive as long as you can, all while cleverly avoiding obstacles along the way. Challenge friends on unlimited procedurally generated maps, earn achievements, and work up to the top of the leaderboards!
3. EvoCreo, by Ilmfinity
This app sends you on a journey through the world of Zenith, as you take on other Evokers and become a master. This epic adventure provides 40 stimulating hours of gameplay where you customize moves, traits, and abilities to specifically suit your own strategy as you fight the sinister plot of the nefarious organization, Shadow Hive.
4. City Island 3 – Building Sim, by Sparkling Society
Put your mind to work as you create your own story in City Island 3 by unlocking your archipelago with islands, developing your village into a tiny city and then into a large megapolis. High-quality graphics and intuitive gameplay serve up challenging tasks, rewards, and achievements. Fun quests lead to your own virtual paradise during countless hours of thought-provoking gaming fun.
Just remember: getting to the gym or out on that morning run is only one important aspect of your overall well-being. Tackling your mental wellness is now easier than ever thanks to these highlighted apps. Without so much as a drop of sweat, you can instead kick back from just about anywhere, and completely put your mind to the test, feeling the benefits in no time at all.
For more such Android resources and tools from Intel, please visit the Intel® Developer Zone
Source : https://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/total-wellness-equation