Physical health for better casino gaming

There are many answers to that very pertinent question.  There are answers that deal with strategy, with game choice, with bankroll management, with choosing the correct online casino and many others.  In this article, we will talk about how you can improve your chances of winning through paying attention to yourself physically.

As you read on, you’ll see that there are many ways that playing at an online casino is superior to playing at a land-based casino.

Take Frequent Breaks

People who work in an office at a desk are told to get up and stretch at least once every hour.  It’s better to be able to do it every half hour.  A lot of desk jockeys say that their working conditions are less than ideal simply because they have so much to do that they can’t take those important breaks.

We read about the same phenomenon on airplanes.  The aisles are so narrow and the staff is in the aisle serving food or drinks so many people sit for hours without so much as a quick stretch.  Everything we read on air travel is that you have to stretch!

When you play at an online casino, no one will ask you what you’re doing if you stand up to stretch every thirty minutes!  At a land based casino, you’ll lose your game so many players simply play on and on.  Your muscles tighten and get sore.

Stop When Your Muscles Get Sore

Once again, online casino gaming is the perfect venue for staying healthy whilst playing casino games.  You have so much more flexibility than at a land based casino. 

When you travel to a land based casino at high or low cost depending on where the land based casino is located, you want to get in as much gaming action as you can in the few days you’ll be there.  For that reason alone, many players simply play long after they should at least take a long break.

When you play at home, you never should play when your muscles have gotten stiff or tired.  You can always come back to the games whenever you have the chance to do so.  Casino gamers often don’t realize it but their judgment is severely restricted when they are trying not to pay attention to the fact that their legs need a good stretch.

So, when you play at Thunderbolt, take those breaks and come back to the casino refreshed even if it takes until tomorrow to do so!

Avoid Alcohol

This is really a no-brainer but it actually is a very big reason so many gamers at land-based casinos stay at their games long after they should have left.  The lure of free alcohol is too hard to resist for many players.  It is even easier to see that after a couple of drinks, our judgment is a lot less reliable than it was before.

That’s the main reason why alcohol is so free at land-based casinos.  When you play online, you can wait until the gaming session is over to raise a pint.  Since you want to come out ahead, it’s always better to wait until after you have finished playing to have a drink!

Eat Healthy Food

Many poker players were surprised when Daniel Negreanu “came out” as a vegan.  He claims that he became a much better poker player after he stopped eating the food that disturbed his digestion and his overall health.  By the way, if you don’t recognize the name, Daniel Negreanu is one of the top poker players of our time.

It is not necessary to go whole hog and become a vegan to enjoy better gaming health.  It might simply be enough to eat food that your body digests easily and to avoid food that your body struggles to digest.  If you usually eat spicy food, overly rich food, greasy food, or any food that generally doesn’t go down well, you need to learn to avoid them when you plan on playing.

Land based casinos are notorious for pushing the exact opposite.  They promote all you can eat buffets which encourage players to overeat and then return to the casino floor.   

Many gamers who have tried to change their eating habits find that it becomes natural to them to eat less or to eat a different menu of foods.  Some say that if they go out to eat and over-indulge, they simply don’t gamble that night.  Some players who generally play the games of skill such as video poker and blackjack will just opt for slots and will even put the games on auto-play so they can fully relax.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

When you’re tired enough to sleep, you’ll make poor decisions at the casino.  At Thunderbolt, we know that we are available to you 24/7 so we encourage all of our gamers to get proper and restful sleep.  We will be ready whenever you are ready.

Land based casinos, on the other hand, encourage players to play on even when they are tired by not having windows or clocks in the casino.

Get Some Exercise

We spoke earlier about the importance of taking frequent breaks and stretching those leg muscles.  It is also important to get regular exercise.  The better your body feels in general, the better you’ll be able to make good decisions.

Just as eating the wrong foods will take your attention away from the game and on to your digestive issue; just as drinking alcohol whilst playing will interfere with your otherwise good judgment; and just as poor sleeping will make you too tired to make the best decisions; not getting enough exercise will lead to nagging physical issues.

Sometimes a nagging physical issue becomes a much bigger issue but often it stays as a nagging issue for a long time.  Exercise alleviates many of these symptoms.

The Physical Side of Casino Gaming

We hope you see now just how important it is to be in good physical condition when you play casino games.  You don’t have to be in Olympic condition; you need only be in good gaming condition.

The rewards are manifest!