Table Tennis: The Sport That Makes You Use Your Brain The Most

Albert Einstein ping pong table

Table tennis is the sport that makes you use your brain the most. Fact. It is proven to make you more productive in the workplace. According to Dr. Daniel Amen, a renowned member of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, “table tennis is the world’s best brain sport.” Dr. Amen’s studies have concluded that ping pong activates various portions of the brain simultaneously (so great for kids who need to develop motor skills). During a game, an overall state of awareness is stimulated – requiring both thought and physical alertness at the same time. On the other end of the scale, the game is now being recommended as a method of warding off Alzheimer’s and for assisting in the treatment of dementia. Dr. Amen specifically points out that table tennis:

a). Increases concentration and alertness
b). Stimulates brain function
c). Develops tactical thinking skills
d). Develops hand / eye coordination
e). Provides aerobic exercise
f). Provides social and recreational interaction

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Albert Einstein ping pong table
via: Sport and Art Educational Foundation