Health Benefits Of Jigsaw Puzzles

Health Benefits Of Jigsaw Puzzles

Assembling jigsaw puzzles has many health benefits and can help reduce stress and improve memory.

Studies have shown that assembling  jigsaw puzzles can improve cognition and visual-spatial reasoning.

The simple act of putting the pieces of a puzzle together requires concentration and improves short-term memory and problem solving. Using the puzzle as an exercise of the mind can spark imagination and increase both your creativity and productivity.

By completing a puzzle, you are actually using the left side and right side of your brain simultaneously. The left side is logical and linear while the right side of your brain is creative and intuitive. Completing a jigsaw puzzle requires you to be both logical as well as use your creative intuition. This is really great for improving your problem-solving skills.

Studies have shown that puzzle enthusiasts  live longer and have less chance of developing Alzheimer’s. A study in the Archives of Neurology (that sounds proper yeah?!) compared the brain scans of 25 year-olds and 75 year-olds. The brain scans of the 75 year-olds who were keen puzzlers, were much more comparable to their 25 year-old counterparts then those of 75 years-olds who did not puzzle.

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