This is a discussion on Exercise and Meditation within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I've been reading a lot about the mental game, and these two topics come up frequently. I've been exercising more as a result (at least
I've been reading a lot about the mental game, and these two topics come up frequently. I've been exercising more as a result (at least one bike ride every other day on average) as well as taking some time for guided meditations, and I have to say I've noticed some improvements.
I'm a bit more positive throughout the day -- which for me is saying a lot -- and I feel like I have more energy and focus for my games and study.
I think these are good life-things in general, but have the rest of you taken on a routine for your mental health for the game? If so, what are your experiences and results?
Good morning.First of all,it is nice to read you are feeling better and with more evergy thanks to exercise and meditation..In my case,I used to run every mornng but now just walk .I try to eat healthy food by adding more vegetables and fruits to my diet and avoid as much as possible fat food..A good rest is also essential..
Well ... beyond how good exercise and meditation can do to improve your game in poker ... is how good it does to improve your overall health ... in fact it is recommended by doctors ... should become a habit of all of us ...! for this reason I do think it helps improve my poker game ...!
20 - 25 km a day outdoors on a bike is my daily routine in the warm weather months. It's the stationary bike in the basement during the winter. I've tried meditation over the years but have never stuck with it. Will be trying again soon.
But diet is absolutely critical too. I've been using an app MyFitnessPal to monitor my diet & fitness. Works great and can't help but lose weight.
Has it helped my poker game? I have to say a resounding "maybe".