Backgammon Keeps Brain Cells Alive

As we age, so does our brain’s capacity.  It is a fact of life.  Human beings have a certain life span and as we near the end of that span, our human bodies will exhibit signs of aging.  We know how old people tend to lose their memory as time passes by.  Who says we won’t be exempt from that?

I guess that is why more and more people are trying to find ways to slow down the effects of aging.  From supplements to exercises to all sorts of treatments – you can find these things in the market today and all of them are targeted towards fighting aging.  But have you ever thought of using something so simple to help keep your memory alive and kicking?

Well, studies have shown that playing backgammon can actually help keep your brain cells alive – brain cells that otherwise would have died during the natural process of aging.  An article published by the Backgammon Federation says:

A recent survey revealed that backgammon players feel a significant development in their psychological and cognitive skills by playing the game regularly.

The survey also found that whether it be playing backgammon online or playing the board game, it helped to protect brain deterioration and also avoid many brain related diseases. This survey re-emphasizes results of past studies by scientists that have shown that mind games like backgammon, chess, checkers and others help to maintain healthy brain function.

This is not a surprising bit of news, really.  But in case you were not aware of this, I suggest you play more of backgammon!

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