Bingo – Good for the Mind?

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When we think of bingo, genius and brainpower don’t always spring to mind; these attributes have tended to be reserved for poker and other games of skill and luck. The image of a grandparent sitting in a community hall with a cup of tea and a card of bingo does not lend itself torepparttar intrigue of psychology and mental agility. However, according to a study byrepparttar 125367 University of Southampton’s Psychology Department, bingo may not berepparttar 125368 trivial pastime many would take it for. Researchers there insist that bingo keepsrepparttar 125369 mind sharp and equate this as especially important to people as they get older.

The tests conducted revealed that bingo players were more accurate and faster in tests that measured memory, mental speed and their ability to absorb information fromrepparttar 125370 environment around them, than those who did not playrepparttar 125371 game.

What seems to berepparttar 125372 key advantage torepparttar 125373 sustained playing of bingo isrepparttar 125374 concept of time. There is no doubt that games such as chess, poker and backgammon all stretchrepparttar 125375 mind and keeprepparttar 125376 brain functioning. Whereasrepparttar 125377 hand-eye coordination needed for bingo may not be as exhaustive as for other games,repparttar 125378 time constraint in which players must check their numbers is key torepparttar 125379 sustenance of mental agility.

The tests comprised of 112 people withinrepparttar 125380 age brackets of 18 to 40 and 60 to 82. Half of each set played bingo. The results concluded that all bingo players were more accurate and quicker than non-players. Interestingly, in certain tests,repparttar 125381 older players did better thanrepparttar 125382 younger players. More and more research is supportingrepparttar 125383 theory that a regular partaking of activities that exerciserepparttar 125384 mind is very beneficial torepparttar 125385 maintenance of optimum mental functioning as we get older.

Stay Young- Play Bingo!

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Exercise, intellectual stimulation, surgery, meditation or detox – you name it, we love it. Let’s face it, we live in a society obsessed with staying young. So, when you mention to someone that bingo may well be a key to youth,repparttar image of pensioners playing in a retirement home may well prompt them to ask a few questions. It’s not chess or bridge, but researchers insist that bingo can keep your mind trim and bring more to your youthfulness than just cash prizes and idle chitchat.

Bingo players who have been playing bingo for a sustained period of time have been found to have superior reflexes in many cases to non-bingo players. The speed and mental agility required to scan six bingo cards in time beforerepparttar 125366 next call is certainly better than stagnating in front ofrepparttar 125367 television and has been responsible for keepingrepparttar 125368 minds of many people of different ages fit and healthy. As we get older,repparttar 125369 blood begins to run at a thinner rate torepparttar 125370 brain. Using our brains less can result in a decrease of mental agility and flexibility. Playing bingo is an enjoyable way to keep those attributes intact.

The competitive spirit ofrepparttar 125371 game is also something that helps to regenerate our bodies when we take ourselves out ofrepparttar 125372 workforce. The experience of retirement can very much and rightly so, equate to slowing things down. People take things at a far more leisurely pace. This is what is so attractive and something many look forward to after a fast-moving career. The only problem is that as we do that, so we lose a sense ofrepparttar 125373 invigoration thatrepparttar 125374 competitive energy used to spark. The great thing about playing bingo is that it is able to reignite that spark, depending on where you are playing. Certain bingo halls can be notoriously competitive. Players have developed ways of managing to cope with as many cards as possible by turning them upside down, paying for someone else to keep an eye on them and even continue other activities, such as knitting whilerepparttar 125375 game is in play. The callers can move relatively quickly and you have to stay on your toes in order not to miss a call or a number. To many, this competitive edge and speed aspect is so vital torepparttar 125376 maintenance of their energy and fighting spirit. It keeps all ofrepparttar 125377 senses in a sharp shape and forcesrepparttar 125378 player to sustain some ofrepparttar 125379 efficiency and rigour they may have been used to when working or even when their bodies may have had slightly more endurance than they do now. Players have to stretch themselves torepparttar 125380 limit and keeprepparttar 125381 competitive flame burning byrepparttar 125382 allure of large cash prizes.

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