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What are benefits of juggling?

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  • A , Psychology, answered
    Complex motor integration activities such as juggling have been shown to increase brain volume and improve everyday memory performance. Researchers in Germany found that juggling increased volume in their subjects' brain white matter. Another group, looking at the impact of computer-based dance games on everyday intellectual performance, found that folks with the smoothest moves scored higher on tests of verbal memory. Such activities boost brain health by getting us to move and forcing us to focus and think about what we are doing. And -- best of all! -- they rate very high on the -- "fun" factor.

    Chances are you may have tried juggling at one time in your life, only to give it up as too difficult. Give juggling another shot. Start with one or two balls or scarves (scarves may be a bit easier at first), then slowly work your way up to three.

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