Game On!

Len is the recipient of a gorgeous bocci ball set from Heineken (yes, the beer people—don’t ask). A super cool gift because we happen to live just two blocks from a park that boasts a beautiful bocci ball court.

Studies show that play for adults—not just children—isn’t a frivolous use of time. In fact, play is a vital component of health and wellbeing.

Just a few of the many benefits include:

Stress relief. Endorphins (one of the brain’s feel-good chemicals) are released during play.

Connection. Shared laughter promotes a playful disposition and boosts our relationship with others.

Enhanced brain function. Play stimulates creativity and can even help to stave off depression.

Physical vibrancy. Play promotes vitality (energy) and stamina (endurance).

When was the last time you played?