Name a fun activity that…
and engages the both sides of the brain…
Got one yet?
J – U – G – G – L – I – N – G!
Juggling is a great activity for all ages and all body types. As a gentle exercise, it’s not stressful on the joints. It engages both arm muscles and core strength through its activity. Additionally, it helps improve hand-eye coordination and focused concentration.
In a study done at the Department of Clinical Nureology at Oxford University, participants, who had never juggled before, spent thirty minutes a day over a 6-week period learning to juggle. Very quickly, scientists observed a 5% growth of white matter in their brains. After four weeks, there was continued increase in both white and gray matter.
Was the brain matter a direct result of juggling? Yes and no. Those controlling the study believed it happened because the participants spent time training and participating in a new, complex activity. The process of learning is more significant than the activity engaged in.
The old adage is true: Use it or lose it.
So let’s get you moving today!
Sign up to learn a new skill in our Learn-to-Juggle workshop this coming Saturday, October 22.
Click HERE to sign up!