Enjoying Our New Billiard Table

Did you know there are health benefits to playing billiards?

There is more to this casual game

We are proud to announce a new addition to our facility – our new billiard table! Our administrators and staff have been hard at work these past few weeks making this become a reality.  We would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible. It took a handful of strong and determined guys to deliver and set up the table up – and all their hard work paid off.  

Our clients didn’t waste a moment and jumped into a game right away. Did you know there is more than meets the eye to this casual game?

Billiards is a casual game known for its worldwide presence in bars and pubs. It’s that table top game where we use sticks (or cues) to hit hard colorful balls into one of six pockets. Each round of play is unique and requires a player to be mentally agile and physically adept.  Here are some more ways billiards is instrumental in bettering the health of our clients.

Helps Build Focus

Playing billiards requires a great amount of focus and concentration. Your ability to focus on a given objective is essential in achieving happiness and attaining goals. In billiards, players must focus on their targets (the cue ball and the target ball), the angle of their own cue, the angle the cue ball will move in once it is hit and if the cue ball will strike the target ball.

Enables stretching & balance

Playing requires a lot more stretching than a person would not normally do. Having to bend across the table top to reach the cue ball at a desired angle, requires a player to be moderately flexible, especially with complex shots. Billiards also enhances balance as the game requires you to stand on one foot at certain time, promoting stability.

Sharpens the mind

Those who frequently play billiards often have sharper minds. Pool requires performing mental mathematical estimates and calculations, such as basic geometry and physics. These skills are necessary to calculate precise angles and trajectories and to determine how much force to apply during a strike so as not to under or overshoot a target. Having a sharp mind enables one to think on their feet faster and pick up on little details.

Fun for all ages

Anyone can play this activity regardless of age and sex, so playing these games can be a regular event for our members. Billiards is an activity that anyone can learn and anyone can play, ensuring that everyone gets a turn around the table. 

Improves cognitive skills

The mental stimulation of billiards is rich and variable, owing to the virtually infinite table layouts that each broken rack presents. These layouts challenge the player’s imagination, visualization, and creative problem-solving skills and require constant improvisation in order to pocket balls and achieve good position on further shots as
skills increase. 

Burns Calories

There is a surprising amount of beneficial walking involved in a round of pool: a typical session often provides 100 trips around the table’s perimeter, which is about equal to walking nearly three-quarters of a mile. Playing even a short or quick game of pool will stack up these distances and burn even more calories!

Helps build control

Studies have shown that individuals who play cue sports like billiards are less likely to panic amid a crisis.The levelheadedness of those who play concentration games is able to think clearly and logically, enabling them to examine the most pertinent facts and details and encourage them to go into action without becoming hysterical.

Refines hand-eye coordination

Playing billiards can also increase your eye-and-hand coordination. In the above bullet regarding how billiards can sharpen the mind, all that is for nothing if the player cannot apply those calculations to the table. The hand-eye coordination involved is a crucial factor in winning a game of pool. Your hands become swift and agile and can perform minute, finite tasks.

Tones muscles

The physical benefits of playing billiards include low-impact toning of the back, hip and leg muscles pertaining to continuous bending and reaching to facilitate arm/hand setups and the exercises found in cue-stroking movements.

Sourse Credit: http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/top-10-health-benefits-playing-billiards/