Research is revealing that crosswords are far from pointless time wasters. They provide many benefits for your mental and physical wellbeing. Whether you enjoy beginner puzzles or brain─benders, there's a crossword puzzle out there for you. Give one a try today and experience the health benefits of crossword puzzles first hand. And, of course, have fun doing it!
Crossword Puzzles Improve Your Mood ─ There's something very satisfying about completing a crossword puzzle. And that sense of satisfaction is more beneficial than it might first appear. It causes your brain to produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that makes you feel pleasure and bliss. Dopamine is often released as you're working towards a goal, with a final burst when you achieve the goal. It's one of nature's ways of keeping us happy and motivated as we go through life. But dopamine will naturally drop if you receive no stimulation or excitement over time. And low levels of dopamine can result in feelings of apathy, depression and low energy. Whereas, including small goals and achievements throughout your week will naturally keep up your dopamine levels. So, that thrill of accomplishment when you solve a crossword will help keep you feeling excited and energetic about life in general.
by Catherine D. Louis on Aug 04, 2018 Crossword