Why Speedcubing Should be Your Next Quarantine Activity

The Rubik’s cube. We’ve all probably seen one. Maybe you had one as a kid that you could never solve so you tried to take it apart and lost the pieces (definitely not me…). Maybe you still have one in the attic somewhere that needs dusting off. With the excess time most of us have this is a perfect time to pick up a new hobby. Speedcubing is perfect. Why?

You likely own one

Many people own one but just can’t solve it. If you’ve don’t you can get one for fairly cheep on amazon. Just look up “speedcube”. If you don’t want to order one you could use an online simulator. Not ideal and makes learning it much more difficult but you could familiarize yourself with the cube and pick one up later if you wish. Here is a simple online Rubik’s Cube.

It’s Fairly cheap to start

If you already have a Rubik’s cube then learning on that is completely free. If you don’t then you can get a decent one for under $10 on amazon. If you really enjoy speedcubing,then of course there are other costs and things you might want to buy but for starting out all you really need is a 3×3.

It’s Fun

It is super fun! Speedcubing is good way to relax and take your mind off things. Because solving a cube requires all your attention it is a good de-stressor.

It’s Good for the brain

According to sources “When you don’t use your brain very much, it gets weaker” (Kesari, Healthline). Rubik’s cubes and learning algorithms requires a fair amount of brain power and memory. Rubik’s cubes also helps with hand eye coordination.

Have I convinced you? If so check out my instructional blog post on How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube

Thoughts? Write them in the comments below or feel free to email me at thatspeedcubergirl@gmail.com. If you enjoyed be sure to give a like and remember to follow me!

Sources

1.https://www.healthline.com/health-news/puzzles-can-help-maintain-brain-health#2

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