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Play These 5 Games for Adults to Stay Sharp and Stress-Free

Play These 5 Games for Adults to Stay Sharp and Stress-Free

It’s no secret these days that childhood play is essential for brain development, but according to experts, games for adults are just as important (and no, we’re not talking about Candy Crush). “Play is something done for its own sake,” Dr. Stuart Brown, head of the nonprofit National Institute for Play, tells NPR . “It’s voluntary, it’s pleasurable, it offers a sense of engagement, it takes you out of time. And the act itself is more important than the outcome.” Playing helps children learn empathy, communication, and resilience, and adults would do well to tap back into these all-important qualities, too. Playing can also be a beneficial way to unplug and destress: University of Wisconsin health psychologist Shilagh Mirgain, PhD explains that play can help boost creativity, mood, and mental acumen. “In play we find the freedom to color outside the lines of our life,” she...

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