What Are The Health Benefits of Online Bingo?

Article published on July 21, 2016 12:30pm

 

 

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Any bingo players out there will be thrilled to hear that not only is bingo great for winning jackpots, it also has a bunch of health benefits too! 


Most of us play online bingo for the great bonuses and the possibility that we might finally win ourselves a huge jackpot. 

It’s great news to hear then, that there can also be physical and mental health benefits to playing bingo (both short term and long term). Without further wait, here are the several health benefits to playing online bingo:

1) It Teaches Patience...

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In our busy lives, sometimes it’s difficult to take a deep breath and calm down. Bingo enforces a sense of patience on its players - you need to be calm and collected when you play. You need to make those logical decisions with a clear mind. This teaches you to work well under pressure - forget the ticking clock and concentrate only on winning that jackpot.

In real world terms, this can help lower blood pressure, clear your mind of negativity and teach you to move towards your goals patiently and efficiently.

Obviously, our tempers sometimes get the better of us, but it’s the thought that counts.

2. It's a Great Stress Reliever...

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Most people play online bingo to relax. At the end of a long day or week, there’s nothing better than sitting down with a box of chocolates or a glass of wine to play online bingo. It’s the perfect antidote to most of life’s problems. Studies have shown that when people play for cash prizes, their happiness increases, and their stress levels decrease.

So it can de-stress you, increase your happiness levels and combat against things like depression and overall pressure.

If you needed a reason to play online bingo, you’ve practically got a doctor’s note now.


3) It’s Perfect For Socialising...

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When non-bingo players imagine online bingo, they see someone sat at their computer at home, completely cut off from the world. They couldn’t be further from the truth. When you play online bingo, the chat rooms connect you to a huge community. Your social circle includes people who live miles away from you - people you’d have never met without online bingo! Community is important in ‘real life’ and in online bingo - it can be life-changing.

The chat rooms can help combat stress and depression with the knowledge that you have people to talk to.  

Now you’ve got an excuse to keep gossiping, babbling and chatting!

4. It Builds Up Multitasking Skills...

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If you’re a veteran bingo player, you’re no doubt aware of one incredible skill that is gifted to online bingo players: multitasking. With this skill, veterans can play a game of bingo, while chatting to other ‘roomies’, while watching TV! Newbies struggle with this skill, but they’ll catch up eventually. Needless to say, in no time at all, you can do a billion things at once. It’s certainly a valuable life skill.

There’s no stopping you now - maybe you should brush up on this important skill, with just a small game of bingo…

5) It Does Wonders For Cognitive Strength...

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A lot of people struggle with memory and concentration, but not bingo players. When playing bingo, you have to be aware of cards, numbers, number callouts and what steps you need to take to increase your chances of winning. As such, your memory and concentration skills get a workout every time you play bingo. Not to mention, your hand-eye coordination skills improve.

Essentially, you’re exercising your cognitive skills while playing a game you love.

And So...

As you can see, there are quite a few major health benefits involved in playing online bingo. It can be advantageous to your physical and mental health - and you don't need to do a single thing differently. You've been reaping these health benefits all this time without even realising it. Image of jackpot bingo and bingo balls

And now, you’ve got several great reasons (okay, excuses) to play even more online bingo.

If that doesn’t fill you with the urge to play right this second and win a jackpot or two, I don’t know what will…

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