Thursday, November 05, 2009

Chess as a Stress Reliever

I like this story from the St Louis Today. It's a surprising benefit (to me, anyway) of playing chess:

"When you play chess have to focus your mind on the game and strategies," said Suzanne Corbett, 56. "It gave him a relief and a quiet space."

It also helped her as his caretaker, she said. "Sometimes we feel so helpless on what we can do to make it better, and a simple game like chess is something you can do with an individual without smothering them."

From Chess helps cancer patients de-stress.

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