Why Jigsaw Puzzles Are Good for the Brain

Vintage USA Travel Jigsaw Puzzle by Current CatalogEveryone knows how much fun jigsaw puzzles are, but did you know that they’re actually good for your brain?

Doctors will tell you the importance of mind-stimulating exercises and the benefits it has on the brain especially later in life. Challenging your mind slows down the brain’s aging process. Studies suggest people who’ve exercised their brains throughout their adult life can have brains as healthy as people as much as 50 years younger!

Photo Birds Puzzle by Current CatalogSo what can we do to exercise our brains and keep them healthy and young? Reading, writing, crossword puzzles, challenging games and tasks, and jigsaw puzzles are all great brain exercises. Jigsaw puzzles exercise your parietal lobe, which is responsible for processing sensory information, visual and spatial perception, and interpreting language (reading and writing) and math. Basically, by solving jigsaw puzzles you can increase your brain fitness, which helps prevent Alzheimer’s and memory loss.

Christmas Fun Holiday Puzzle by Current CatalogCheck out Current’s selection of jigsaw puzzles. We have puzzles with fun themes, bold colors, and whimsical designs. And they all challenge and exercise your brain to keep it healthy. Pro-tip: To make them even more challenging, try to complete the puzzle upside-down!