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The Mental Benefits of Chess
Chess is often thought of as a cerebral game for intellectuals, but new research has shown that you dont need to be a genius to start playing chess. In fact, just the act of regularly playing chess can actually make you smarter! So, its possible that high level chess players didn't start out as intelligent as they are today, but it was actually the practice of playing chess regularly that helped them increase their IQ's, among other things. There are actually several different types of mental benefits that come from playing chess, so if you want to improve overall cognitive function, it?s time that we all break out our chess sets!
Playing Chess Can Increase Your IQ
Thats right, playing chess can actually increase your intelligence in a measurable way, as evidenced by increased IQ scores in chess players. The most surprising part is that it only takes as little as 4 months to see a positive effect! Its amazing to think that in such a short time you could actually be improving your brains capacity through something so simple as playing regular games of chess, but it?s true!
It Gives Your Problem Solving Skills a Workout
Chess is a game all about solving a series of increasingly complicated problems and puzzles, so it should come as no surprise to know that it works your problem solving skills as you play. What is surprising is that your problem solving skills seem to work a bit like a physical muscle, in that the more they are worked, the stronger they get. Yes, people are getting a workout sitting down at chess tables across the country! The foresight and constant planning and re planning required in a typical game of chess give these skills an intense workout that builds up over time and helps you become better and better at solving complex problems.
Chess keep your brain healthy
There is a lot that we dont yet know about mental health and degenerative brain diseases like dementia and Alzheimers, but what we do know is that chess can help keep your brain healthy longer. Regular exercise of your brain with a thought provoking game like chess can prevent degenerative brain diseases from taking root. Its also been found that patients with schizophrenia show improvement in their condition and reduced symptoms when they play a daily game of chess. Just one game per day increased their ability to focus their attention, plan, and reason logically. That's amazing!
Chess Fosters Creativity
It may not be thought of as one of the most creative of pursuits, but in reality, chess requires a great deal of creative thinking. Creative thinking is how you solve problems, and we already know how much of chess is just problem solving. Playing chess regularly gives your brain more and more new opportunities to think of creative solutions to common problems and implement them in unique ways. This increases your level of creative thinking not just in chess, but in other areas of your life as well.
It Can Make You a Better Reader
OK, there's not a lot of reading in chess, but playing it can still increase your reading speed and overall comprehension! How ? It's because chess engages both sides of your brain at once, and the more these two sides work together, the faster you can d'things like solve chess problems and comprehend what you're seeing on a written page. Both reading and playing chess are things that rely on both brain hemispheres working together seamlessly, and the more practice they get doing just that, the more efficient they become.
More Than Just a Game
After reading about all these various mental benefits one can get just from playing the game of chess on a regular basis, its no wonder that it?s such a popular game around the world. It has stood the test of time not only because it was an engaging game that was easy to learn and difficult to master, but also because it was one of those rare games that has the ability to fundamentally change its players.
It is a truly amazing game that everyone should play. With so many benefits and such a low barrier for entry, theres really no excuse not to!
Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
Age Level: 8-11 Years,12-16 Years,17 Years & Up
Type: Chess Table
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