Starting any new hobby will have positive benefits in some way. Today’s infographic focuses on five of the most common hobbies, but almost anything will get your brain moving.
Exercising is good for the body and mind, we all know that. Learning a language or how to play a musical instrument also has the obvious benefits of improving problem solving and cognitive ability. One of the hobbies many people tend to look down upon, myself included is playing video games.
This hobby can help improve spatial navigation, strategic planning, develops working memory and increase motor performance. The key to video games is to not over-play them. Many gamers tend to spend hours a day playing video games, when the recommended time is actually just 30 minutes a day. This is my beef with video games, I get too addicted. Over the last five years I’ve been able to tone down my gaming to a very respectable amount. Just about 4 or 5 hours a month. I usually don’t play for more than 30 minutes.