Health Benefits

WANT TO STAY HEALTHY? PLAY BRIDGE !

A  study by a University of California-Berkeley researcher indicates that playing Contract Bridge leaves people with higher numbers of immune cells. This helps them fight off disease more effectively.

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1017181.stm

http://edition.cnn.com/2000/HEALTH/11/09/health.bridge.reut

BRIDGE DELAYS DEMENTIA

Many people believe that learning and playing Bridge can defer the onset of Dementia and also reduce its impact in the early stages once it has started to develop. It is not claimed to be a panacea: Dementia that arises from causes other than merely aging, as well all its forms in their advanced stages need more formal methods of treatment.

Mindgames such as crosswords and Suduku all have some benefit – However as a preventative Bridge is unique

This is because of the elements of:

  • personal and social contact
  • numeracy
  • strategy
  • logic

Individually and in combination these all contribute to the maintenance of mental agility.

Most importantly all these aspects can be enjoyed at what ever level of intensity you prefer.

Bridge is also an extremely inexpensive pass time as only a table and a pack of cards are required.

Because Bridge focuses on peoples’ minds and how they work effectively players are respected for their playing ability regardless of gender, race creed and social background.

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