re: Poker & Study Finds Poker Players Unhealthy
Actually Poker has started to make me healthier. I realise how certain foods and exercise, even things like posture, help my game. I notice I lose a lot more hands just by simple things like slouching and playing in bed late at night. It's more just a case of attitude. If I am determined enough to take my game and environment seriously, then it gives me an advantage over someone else's brain just going through the motions.
For example, today I made a significant bankroll grinding freerolls
during the day 9-5, eating nutritious foods and exercising, and by the evening now I am exhausted from pushing myself mentally and physically. Stupidly my over-confident self now decides it is a good idea to just relax and play a quick cash game before bed. Meanwhile someone else is just starting their day and is more determined than me.
Only then is when it gets unhealthy for me... but it is something I am aware of and working on.