The Benefits of Intellectual Games: Physiological Aspect
The benefits of intellectual games for a healthy person is a scientifically proven fact, confirmed by a medical research.
Playing different intellectual games affects the molecular physiology of the central nervous system, causing the release of so-called "stress hormones" and "happiness hormones." Such a cocktail of adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine causes a surge in brain activity and a feeling of joy. This is a kind of stressful condition.
Dosed stress caused by games, according to psychological studies, trains the central nervous system. As a result, with a regular playing in clubs of intellectual games or in the best casinos of Latvia, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia, the body becomes more efficient and more resistant to stressful situations.
Regular hormonal emissions are beneficial. They increase blood flow to the brain, which allows to maintain high cognitive function longer. Brain activity studies in gambling and non-addicted people have shown that they are much less likely to have premature memory loss than non-gambling people.
As a result, numerous studies of people's psychology who have gambling as a hobby have proven that regular play (without kinking and dependence) reduces emotional fatigue and increases stress tolerance.
Intellectual Load Benefits for The Mind
Different mind and intellectual games are an excellent trainer for the brain, said Michael Boettcher, Storm International network founder. They develop mindfulness, observation and logic. It is not a secret for anyone that there are game systems that allow to increase the level of skill and, consequently, the probability of winning.
"Swinging" the mind, people more calmly and meaningfully act in life situations and at work, making it easier to make difficult decisions. Players with experience easier find a way out of situations that non-gamble people often do not notice at all.
Psychological Benefits of Playing in Intellectual Games
Psychological benefits are reduced to such a concept as psychological relief. At the game table, playing alone or with some opponents, a person relaxes noticeably. The effect is comparable to relaxation after taking a small dose of alcohol or having sex. But at the same time to relieve stress there is no need to look for a partner (as for sex) and do not need to cause harm to health (as with alcohol).
Game Behavior as an Adequacy Test
The person's behavior at the game is an excellent indicator of its adequacy and mental health. Most people - 98% of all those who play - behave relaxed and calm, experience a mood boost, but at the same time know how to stop in time.
If person cannot stop, falls into anger or depression, demonstrates a different deviant behavior, this indicates an unhealthy tendency. Scientists have identified who is at a group of risk:
- lonely people;
- depressed people;
- ethnic minorities;
- predisposed to chemical addiction (alcoholism, drug addiction);
- people from dysfunctional families.
Controlled Intellectual Game - Mind and Health Benefits
Almost all the nice things in life with the wrong approach can be harmful to health. Paracelsus said: "All things are poison, and nothing is without poison, the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison"
Thus, 50 grams of cognac expands blood vessels and improves mood, and 500 grams are injected into a state of extreme intoxication, even poisoning. 50 grams of chocolate stimulates the production of the "hormone of joy" endorphin, and regular overeating with sweets leads to obesity and diabetes.
By analogy, we can talk about intellectual games. Once a week playing the favorite game, it is easy to dump the accumulated stress, without anyone cursing and not falling into depression. If you play regularly, you can gradually train your mind, become more focused and collected. And the body will automatically become more resistant to stress and reduce the rate of emotional fatigue, said Darren Keane, Storm International managing director.
A controlled game that does not cause confusion in everyday life, does not plunge into stress and does not drive into debt - this is a convenient hobby which can be compared with its advantage with the study of foreign languages and chess.
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