Since the invention of puzzles in 1762, when the intent of jigsaws was to help school children learn the geographic positions of countries, puzzles have become a globally popular past-time.
The hobby of building jigsaw puzzles has many benefits, both socially, educationally and mentally. Prying yourself away from computer screens, mobile devices, even the television all-too-popular Netflix binge, is a challenging task, even so, it is essential to our mental health. A QPuzzles jigsaw needs your full attention, that is where the benefits can be seen the most.
- Building a QPuzzles jigsaw exercises both the left and right side of your brain. The lefthand logical side, works hand in hand with the right creative and intuitive side of your brain to match and complete the order of pieces.
- Puzzle building improves your short-term memory. Jigsaw building reinforces connections between brain cells and improves mental speed.
- Jigsaw puzzles improve your visual-spatial reasoning. When you do a jigsaw puzzle, you need to look at individual pieces and figure out where they'll fit into the big picture. If you do it regularly, you'll improve visual-spatial reasoning, which helps with driving a car, packing, using a map, learning and following dance moves, and a whole host of other things.
- Jigsaw Puzzles improve your stress levels, thereby reducing anxiety.
- Building puzzles reconnects you with your family, opening the channel for conversation and discussions.
- As well as helping to connect with family, jigsaw puzzles also provide a wonderful opportunity to recollect yourself and your thoughts when in isolation.
- Studies show that people who keep their minds active, with activities such as puzzle building, can extend their lives and lessen the chance of developing Alzheimers.
- Build a puzzle if you want to improve your mood.
- Select a KIDS puzzle if you'd like to use this hobby as an educational tool for your kids.