Anyone can enjoy a friendly game of pool. Itâ€™s a game that lends itself to a lot of laughs, some great memories and making new friendships. But did you also know that playing pool has some great health benefits as well?
Get those steps in
An average game of pool will have you walking around the pool table many times to line up your shots or to find the perfect angle. All in all, you will walk about a mile during an average game of pool. It is suggested that you walk around 10,000 steps per day to help aid your health. A mile around the pool table will be around 2,000 steps (give or take a few steps). A significant chunk to fulfill all the while laughing with friends and enjoying yourself.
Building your focus
Playing pool helps build hand eye coordination, the ability to create a strategy and capacity to focus in the midst of outside distractions. Having the ability to pay attention to details and take care of the task at hand are skills that will help you for the rest of your life.
Tones your muscles
When playing pool, you are bending over and stretching quite a bit. These stretches help your back, hip and leg muscles. When you are in a desk job you spend the majority of your day sitting down, and it can have some serious health risks. A little bit of movement can do a lot to help keep you young and keep your body healthier for longer than if you stayed stagnant.
These are just a handful of benefits that come with playing pool. Thereâ€™s also the best benefit – the new friendships that you make the old friendships that are now even stronger. If youâ€™re looking to try out some of these benefits, please come check us out!