Juggling has been described as "doing the useless the hard way", but it has a surprising number of benefits:
- Coordination : Klutz Press exists because even an uncoordinated klutz can overcome his or her limitations with a little practice. (It is usually easier to learn from an experienced juggler than from a book, though.)
- Exercise : It isn't exactly soccer, but it sure beats Nintendo.
- Physics : Get up close and personal with Newtonian physics (projectile motion) and number theory (site swap mathematics predicts jugglable patterns).
- Cooperation : Juggling is more fun when you do it with other people, but you have to put up with each other's mistakes, too. Cooperatively throwing items among a large group of other jugglers can be surprisingly good for your mood.
- Competition : Ok, if you really can't stomach all that hippy "be nice" philosophy, try keeping a juggling pattern while trying to disrupt other people's patterns in the game of Combat.