They Reduce Stress ─ Crosswords are a fun, engaging way to take your mind off everyday worries for a while. They provide excellent “alone time” where you can safely decompress and unwind. In fact, research has shown that intellectually demanding activities like crossword puzzles or chess may be more effective for reducing anxiety than supposedly relaxing activities like watching TV or shopping.
They Make a Great Social Activity ─ Crossword puzzles don't always have to be a solitary pursuit. Consider doing one with a family member or a group of friends. Research has shown that working in a team can improve your speed of thinking and talking. You can also strengthen your collaboration and dispute resolution skills. Doing crosswords with others can be a great way to bond and share experiences. As an added bonus, everyone will get the same health benefits while creating happy memories together.
by Catherine D. Louis on Aug 04, 2018 Crossword