Juggling – A BrainBooster

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 Juggling is

 To toss and catch (two or more objects) so that at least one of them is in the air at all times.

To keep (several objects, as balls) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching -to hold, catch, or balance precariously.

Juggling is primarily a way of making things fly through the air in a controlled fashion, but if you practice juggling seriously you will find that it increases hand-eye coordination, accuracy in hand movement, throwing aim, and reflexes.

Juggling requires the simultaneous use and coordination of both hands, therefore also requires the simultaneous juggleuse and coordination of both sides of the brain. It requires this because the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right brain controls the left side of the body. In order to juggle, both sides of the brain must coordinate.

Juggling is a great combination of physical activity, brain stimulation, joy of success, and visual stimulation.

Benefits of Juggling

  • Focus

Juggling builds your focus muscles through regular practice and a built-in rewards system.

Reid Belstock, One of the top performing jugglers in the world – said

“Juggling is a fantastic way to develop one’s focus. I spent 4 years in a special school based on children with learning disabilities, and motor-skill impairment. I was on meds for years to keep me from being less scattered in school. I found that once I was able to juggle, I was constantly spending time working on something. Once my goal was reached, I would try the next logical step up. When you are trying to reach a juggling goal, you either can do it or not. Once you learn the new technique, it is a tangible result, and this helped me focus for longer periods of time, and allowed me to focus on one single task until it was finished.”

  • Coordination

Juggling helps your eye/hand coordination.

And also enhance coordination between brain and your body parts. To increase your coordination you should work out some Juggling.

  • Meditation

How to do active meditation and it’s basically:

  • do something active
  • focus on the present
  • be aware of your surroundings
  • be aware of yourself
  • having control over yourself


This stuff is built in to learning to juggle. All these can be get exercised by Juggling.


  • Eye’s Simulation

 Juggling is a beneficial eye’s exercise. Now a days, so much work on computers stress your eyes – to de-stress them juggle.

During juggling your eyes move in every direction and can help you out to relaxing your eye’s muscles.

  • Body Comfort

The average person spends 312 hours per day at a computer. Your back and neck get outta whack, your wrists start hurting and your legs fall asleep. You can combat this crappy feeling by doing light exercise – juggling is perfect. To hone the art of juggling, you need to think about standing up straight, relaxing, and using your hands correctly.

  • Balancing

Juggling involves problem solving, posture, hand and arm movement as well as balance, so if you learn juggling, you can learn anything. Your brain gets good at figuring out what’s important to remember and how to adapt. Juggling can be exercised to learn other sports as” learning to learn” is another benefit.

  • Juggling Can Improve Intuition

But the left and right brain also have other functions. The right brain is the intuitive side of the brain and the left side of the brain is the logical side of the brain. Juggling improves the coordinatiojuggling_with_planets_n between both sides of the brain, which improves the coordination and communication between both sides of the brain. This means that the intuitions of the right brain will also be communicated to the left brain.

  • Beneficial for all age groups and body types

The great thing about juggling, is that it’s gentle exercise that is not stressful on the joints. It’s a no-impact workout. This also makes it a great senior fitness activity. Seniors often comment on how they feel juggling can truly help them stay active and maintain their mental and physical health.

  • Maintains and increases range of motion in the arms and shoulders

Juggling utilizes body mechanics in which we normally do not engage. It’s great to move the body in new ways to maintain range of motion. The expression ‘use it or lose it’ applies here. Juggling lubricates the joints in the arms and shoulders, and keeps them from getting creaky as we age!

  • It doesn’t feel like exercise

Many people are surprised to find out that juggling is exercise, and that is burns 280 calories per hour, much like walking. This is probably because it is so very different from running on a 
treadmill, lifting weights, or doing crunches or pushups. Simply pu
t, these exercises do not make you laugh, and they are not usually entertaining to watch, unless you are attending bodybuilding competitions or the like. But juggling definitely makes you laugh, and is entertaining for others to watch, even if you are just learning!

  • It makes you smarter

Juggling has been proven to increase the amount o
f gray matter in the brain (Nature magazine, volume 427, Jan. 2004). One study even found that it did this in just 7 days! Research also suggests it may prevent Alzheimer’s disease, making it a grkeep-calm-and-love-juggling-1eat choice for brain fitness. When you juggle, you’re not only burning calories, toning your body and strengthening your core, you’re exercising your mind as well. This is why there’s no need to worry about how long it takes you to learn how to juggle – you’re still burning calories and boosting your brainpower.

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