Table Tennis – the Ultimate Brain Sport

Jena Newgarden
Table tennis not only provides many physical fitness benefits, it also helps keep your mind sharp. While you are getting a full-body cardio workout, you are also exercising your brain at the same time.

Table tennis activates different parts of your brain simultaneously and stimulates overall awareness. The unpredictability and fast pace of the game help to sharpen your alertness and decision making abilities. Throughout the game, you are constantly making split-second decisions by anticipating your opponent’s moves.

The sport also helps to improve hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, balance and quick reflexes.

Many people appropriately describe table tennis as “aerobic chess” because it involves so much concentration and strategy.

Unlike most other sports, there is little to no risk of brain or head injuries in table tennis.

Playing table tennis can be an amazing stress reliever too!

So if you’re looking for a way to workout both your body and your brain at the same time, play table tennis!

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