5 reasons doing word searches is really good for you


It turns out there’s more to doing word searches than just scoring bragging rights when you’re able to find the words in record time. Apart from the fact that word searches are a portable and inexpensive way to have fun and keep busy, it also has awesome health benefits. Read on!

Relax, take it easy

We all know how hard it is to juggle work and play but taking a few minutes out of your busy schedule to destress with a good puzzle or word search allows you to unwind while stimulating brain development.

Improve the mood you’re in

Because what’s better than finding a tricky word in a sea of letters, beating your personal record or encouraging some healthy competition with a friend or loved one? Sitting down to tackle a word search and that feeling that comes with successfully finding a word has a seriously good effect on your mood. It stimulates the brain’s “reward molecule”, making you feel motivated and happy. Who doesn’t want a quick win while dealing with the challenges of everyday life? Score!

Dementia for who?

Keep your brain active to boost your memory and brain development. Experts say this can help you prevent and delay the onset of neurological disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Bring on the brain food – and brain-teasers!

Social media cleanse

By now you’ve read an article or two about the effects of social media on your life and health, so take a moment to unplug and enjoy some of the simple pleasures in life. It seems so much easier to whip out your phone and get scrolling, but try to avoid those loud alerts and pull out a word search instead. You’ll learn a thing or two – without using data.

Word power

Apart from boosting your problem-solving skills and spelling, tackling word searches also helps your brain to further improve language learning. It’s a great way for everyone to learn words, increase vocabulary and feel smarter. And who doesn’t want that?

Get in on the word-search fun with YOU Word Search. The sixth edition of this popular magazine is available in stores now – and conveniently located online at youstore.co.za. Enjoy the thrill of the word hunt!
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