Health Benefits of Chess - American Medical Centers (Lviv)

Health Benefits of Chess

Nataliya Buksa from Lviv became a recent chess prodigy. Nataliya Buksa obtained the national title after winning the Women’s Ukrainian Chess Championship in 2018 in Kyiv. She won the Girls’ World Junior Chess Championship in 2015. By doing so, she became a Grandmaster, and qualified for the Women’s World Chess Championship 2017.

Why playing chess is good for you?

Promotes brain growth: stimulates the growth of dendrites, the bodies that send out signals from the brain’s neuron cells. With more dendrites, neural communication within the brain improves and becomes faster.

It exercises both sides of the brain: both the left and right hemispheres of the brain become highly active.

Raises your IQ: studies show that playing the game can actually raise a person’s IQ.

Helps prevent Alzheimer’s: The saying “use it or lose it” certainly applies here, as a sedentary brain can decrease brain power.

Sparks your creativity: it activates the right side of the brain, the side responsible for creativity.

Increases problem-solving skills: A chess match requires fast thinking and problem-solving on the fly because your opponent is constantly changing the parameters

Improves reading skills: studies show that playing chess caused increased performance in reading.

Optimizes memory improvement: Good chess players have exceptional memory performance and recall.

Improves recovery from stroke or disability: Chess develops fine motor skills in individuals who have disability or have suffered a stroke or other physically debilitating accident.

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