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June 22, 2018 Friday 03:20:28 PM IST

7 Benefits of Indoor Games

Education Information

Dust off the board games that are lying on the top of your cupboard and put them to use. Indoor games can be one of the best ways to keep seniors’ mind healthy and active. It offers a lot more than just entertainment.

Here are some benefits of indoor games:

1) Creates happiness, reduces stress

While participating in a game, there is always a good amount of laughter. Laughing together and having fun can keep the seniors happy and healthy.


2) An opportunity to spend time together/ socialize

While growing up we often forget that our parents too are growing old. Often the family members have different schedules which push us in different directions. But playing games (maybe a card game) even for a short while with your elderly loved ones is a perfect way to spend time together. We may not realize the importance but for them it’s quality time and a priceless gift.

3) Memory formation and cognitive skills

Board games or any indoor games help us to practice essential cognitive skills and enhance the parts of brain responsible for complex thought and memory formation. Creative indoor games help the brain retain and build cognitive associations well in old age.


4) Keeps the risks for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia at bay

Keeping the mind of seniors’ active and engage means they are exercising the brain and building it stronger. A stronger brain has lower risks of losing its power and thus reduces the risk of cognitive decline, such as associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

5) Lowers blood pressures

Laughter helps in producing endorphins (a chemical that gives the feeling of happiness) and that naturally help muscles to relax and blood to circulate which will evidently lower blood pressure.


6) Improves immune system

Positive feelings and thoughts, like the laughter and enjoyment that always comes with board games or card games, improve immunity by releasing some chemicals that fight stress and boost immune system.

7) Therapy treatment (coordination and dexterity)

Many board games require the use of fine motor skills to pick up or move pieces, actions that take both coordination and dexterity. Regular practice and activity improve their basic skills which are important to elderly.


(Indebted to various sources)


Why most of the schools do not have enough indoor games?