Researchers have found that five weeks of training in ball juggling caused an increase in the size of certain parts of the brain by almost five percent.
A few weeks after stopping, the brain shrunk back down to its previous size. So learn to juggle and then every few days, take the balls out of your desk drawer and impress anyone who’s watching!
Juggling also has two more brain-boosting effects: it forces us to focus our attention and it acts as a stress-buster. Narrowing our attention to an activity like juggling reduces our mental chatter and gives the brain a much-needed break from digital input.