An active mind is a healthy mind: the powers of chess
Playing chess may seem passé but do not underestimate the power of this age-old game. The original battle of the minds is a board game played across the globe, by the old and the young!
Not only does it provide a distraction, allowing us to connect with friends and family but it is perfect for keeping the brain active.
There’s a whole host of positive reasons to play, from proven benefits to brain function and cognitive abilities to improved memory, and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a little healthy competition!
Have a look at these interesting facts about playing chess and give it a go yourself. There are numerous free online platforms which allow you to play virtually if you don’t own a board.