Der Jongleur

Juggling your Health

Why Juggle?

 

 

What does science say? Recent research has demonstrated that juggling can affect the size of your brain. Several studies have shown a correlation between juggling and changes in the brain's grey matter, the cell bodies responsible for computation and processing within the brain, and white matter, the nerve fibers that connect different parts of the brain by way of electrical impulses.

 

https://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/leisure/brain-games/juggling-exercise-brain.htm

 

https://tradingatoms.com/2016/03/29/the-neuroscience-of-juggling/

 

https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2009-10-12-juggling-enhances-connections-brain

 

Juggling is an aerobic exercise, it develops core strength and the focus required to toss multiple objects from hand to hand.

Learning to juggle is a great way to develop the skills of a resilient learner. To juggle successfully you need coordination, timing, discipline and to keep tweaking a method until it finally works. Using juggling to develop these areas can be very useful if transferred to other types of learning.

Juggling is a nice form of light exercise which is a great way to break up mental tasks during your work day. Some people even recommend it as a form of meditation activity. 

Juggling mostly focuses on hand eye coordination, so is not likely to get you out of breath but you will be surprised how much it stretches your legs bending down to retrieve balls regularly.

 

Juggling can:

 

Oh yeah, and it is really fun! And, pretty much anyone can do it, either with juggling balls or with scarves.

 

Enjoy and happy juggling,…

Marcus, aka Mister M