Jigsaws are good for your health.

Doing jigsaws is good for the health of your brain according to medical experts around the world. It exercises your brain in a number of ways, helping to make you healthier and happier.

The benefits include hand to eye co-ordination as you look for pieces to match into the picture you are creating for a completed jigsaw. The more you do of jigsaws the better you get. It is like any form of training.

Another benefit is the feeling of accomplishment. That can help in so many other parts of life.

While you are doing a jigsaw you mind can subconsciously wander off and contemplate other challenges. Doing a jigsaw can help you resolve complex issues that otherwise you might be challenged to address.

Doing a jigsaw at work while working through difficult issues can make the difficult issues seem less difficult as your mind is taken off them and focussed on completing the jigsaw.

There is no age limit to the benefits either. You are never too old or too young to embrace the fun, value and power of completing jigsaws. This is why we are seeing them more and more at home and at work. They are a wonderful tool for entertainment as well as education and health.

Doing a jigsaw alone can be equally as valuable as doing it in a group for through the process you can think and learn and work through things on your mind.

We have heard of people who have trouble falling asleep using jigsaws to still their mind and then have a better night of sleep.

In folks with some forms of dementia we have heard that jigsaws provide some relief and help keep the brain healthier than it might have been if jigsaws were not.

But best of all about jigsaws is that they are safe, 100% safe. You don’t need a prescription. No doctor is involved. All you need is a table, some time and a desire to compete a beautiful picture. The key, though, is to do another and another – getting better each time. The more jigsaws you do the better.

Above all else, have fun. Jigsaws are fun!