§ by Randy Maxey on March 30th, 2009
The older I get, it seems I’m making more frequent trips to the doctor’s office. If it’s not for an exam, there’s blood to be drawn for lab tests. As my dad is fond of saying, “It stinks getting old.”
But fortunately, woodworking is one of those hobbies that can help keep us — more specifically, our brains — younger. I ran across this article this morning in the Imperial Valley News out of San Diego.
To quote the article:
“A hobby like woodworking, which stimulates the mind through complex measurements, visualization and creative problem solving, can have significant positive effects on the aging brain.”
To me, it’s just another reason to head out to the shop.