Is Playing Chess Exercise?

Playing Chess is a healthy activity for kids.

There’s no argument in whether chess is good mental exercise but is chess actually physical exercise as well?

Recent studies show that playing chess actually burns calories!When I say this to non-chess players they laugh and often times say: “well everything burns calories, even breathing.”

Stanford Professor of Neurology Robert Sapolsky proved that playing chess actually burns a lot of calories, that relative to running a marathon! Thinking is hard work and when players really push themselves to use higher order thinking skills is takes us a lot of energy, and burns calories.

    En Passant

    There are a few exception in the rules of chess; things like pawn promotion,…
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    Pawns in Starting Position in Chess

    How the Pawns Moves

    The Pawns are always the smallest of the pieces, and you should have eight…
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    The Mahabharata and the Origins of Chess

    Did you ever stop to wonder where the game of Chess came from and…
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    Chess Blind-spots

    A blind-spot refers to an area of your vision that is impaired while driving…
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    The Bishop and how it moves

    The Bishop is a great chess piece. It has a unique way of moving…
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    The Rook and how it moves

    The Rook is an important piece to use in chess and  not very hard…
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