Hobbies may be for fun, but they have a serious side, too. There’s growing evidence that what you do in your spare time can boost your health and well-being.
Doing something you enjoy can be a great stress reliever, and certain activities also give your brain a boost. That’s important because your brain, just like your body, needs exercise. Research has shown that keeping your brain active can keep it sharper. It may even help you build up your brain cells and connections, or generate new brain cells. This could help fight off mental decline, which appears to stem from altered connections among brain cells as we age.
So why not spend some time today curled up with a crossword, Sudoku, or other puzzle? If you don’t subscribe to a newspaper, you can find puzzles online or through smartphone apps.
Article from the StayWell Company, LLC