Few things are more satisfying than snapping the final piece into place on a jigsaw puzzle, but jigsaws are more than just a pleasing pastime. These engaging puzzles also have cognitive and physical benefits, particularly as you age. Keep reading to learn more about the potential rewards jigsaw puzzles may offer older adults — plus a few tips to get you started.
Staying sharp is important, especially as you get older, and puzzles can help you do that. Studies suggest that engaging in mental exercises, such as working on jigsaw puzzles, may help the brain resist the cognitive decline that can accompany aging. Here are a few of the ways jigsaw puzzles may help you improve your cognitive and physical abilities so you can stay independent longer:
Sold on the merits of jigsaws? If you’re ready to reap rewards (and enjoyment) from a jigsaw puzzle, here are a few tips to help you get started: