Poker & Exercise
Poker is a game of the mind. We are trying to outwit our opponents, outplay them, and we need to be in peak mental condition to do that.
I used to be a very negative person. Unhappy in general. I always fixated on the negative things. A few friends turned me on to positive thinking, and it changed my life - but I still fight these negative feelings today.
When I changed my thinking, I also changed my lifestyle. I lost weight, started going to the gym regularly, and I eat healthier now.
When poker (or life) isn't going well, and situations challenge us, it's hard to understand how much exercise helps our mindframe - unless we actually get regular exercise.
Give it a try. Consult your doctor first to make sure it's safe, and..... go for a walk with your spouse, partner, friend, dog, whatever. Get into a gym three times a week.
I am pretty sure you will understand once you get the exercise done. All of the things that are stressing you out become a little easier to deal with.
If you aren't active in some form or fashion, you probably dont know what you're missing!
All I know is exercise helps me immensely in my poker sessions, but it's tough sometimes to actually do it. Once I do, everything seems to feel better. I become more relaxed. I make better decisions at the table. It makes me feel good, so I keep doing it!
Now, I am off to walk my little bitty lol dog. See you on the felt!