Table Tennis for Seniors. It Can Improve Your Memory and Help Prevent Alzheimers!

Table tennis, of all things, is the best exercise for seniors and can improve your memory.

This due to the fact that you have to continually decide and rethink where your ball is going to land. Plus, you have to plan your opponent's move while making your move. These mental skills help to keep your mind sharp.

A mind that is in learning mode caused by constant mental activity will create more synapses, therefore improving your memory.

On top of that, studies have shown that keeping your mind in learning and creative modes can forestall Alzheimer's.

It will keep your mind healthier, while giving you a workout.

It is also a great way to socialize with your family and friends.

Most people have a space large enough for table tennis.

You could use it year round if you can find space in your garage or under a carport. Another possibly for year round use is a gazebo.

Learning how to play is easy.

There are books and videos but a small rule book should be enough. As in any game, if there is competition, it's best to have a table tennis rule book.

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