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Stay Young; Play Poker — Part II

by Alan Schoonmaker |  Published: Nov 14, 2012

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Part I said that combining poker, diet, and exercise can help you to remain younger, healthier and smarter. Diet and exercise have much greater effects than anything you do at the tables, but there are many excellent books about them. So I’ll emphasize changing your poker approach. Unless you’re a pro or semi-pro, you probably haven’t worked hard on your game. It just didn’t seem worth it. But, if changing your approach to poker can help you to stay young, sharp, and healthy, the cost-benefit ratios of working hard change dramatically. What can be more important than your physical and mental health? Better yet, some anti-aging steps will also increase your poker profits. If you’re a pro or semi-pro, your first reaction to these recommendations may be, “I can’t afford to take the time. I have to play many hours to pay my bills.” But, from a longer-term perspective, you ...


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