When did we become too old to play? Can you remember the last time you really played with your friends or loved ones? When we have children, we start to relive those childhood memories of playing games and going to parks, being creative and a little more adventurous but all too often this stops when the kids get older. We tend to wait to have fun on our holidays. What stops us from doing playful things in our everyday lives?
Play for adults is crucial considering the stressful, busy lifestyles most of us lead. Play has been proven to release endorphins, improve brain functionality and stimulate creativity. It also helps to keep us feeling young and energetic. There are many studies that show play improves memory and also stimulates the growth of the cerebral cortex.
Playing exercises both your physical and creative muscles. It helps you move around, solve problems, challenge yourself and think in new ways. Not to mention that it’s just plain fun! Maybe you feel you are too ‘grown-up’ to be silly and let yourself go and giggle out loud or even scream at the top of your lungs, but there are still plenty of ways to play.