Most bingo players play bingo for two reasons: it is lots of fun, and nothing beats the feeling of winning lots of money. But did you know there is much more to just playing? Recent studies have showed that people who play bingo experience more benefits than most bingo players realize.
The benefits bingo players experience from playing is almost endless and includes mental, psychological, social and monetary benefits. More and more researchers are interested in investigating the effects playing regularly have on bingo players.
Researchers have proved that playing bingo keeps bingo players’ minds younger for longer! To play they need visual skills, in order to scan their cards and mark their numbers as quickly as possible, as well as rapid hand-eye coordination. Earlier researchers have thought that the above mentioned skills decline as people get older. This is not always true. These age-related skills decline partially due to a lack of use. By playing regularly, players have a bigger chance of maintaining their mental alertness.
Other results proved that bingo players scored higher and were faster and more accurate in the tests than people who do not play. Older bingo players had exactly the same mental capabilities than there younger counterparts, and both groups achieved the same level of performance. The only difference between the two age groups was that the younger participants were faster, and the older participants were more accurate.
More good news is that older bingo players don’t need to exercise as much if they play bingo. Other researchers have proved that playing regularly keep players’ minds trim and that the older they are, the more agile their minds are.
Some other results revealed that social activities, such as going to bingo halls or online bingo sites to play, are just as good for players’ health as physical exercise.
Studies on the psychological benefits of playing bingo regularly can improve bingo players’ social status, sense of worth, social interaction as well as productivity.
Research on the circumstances of the elderly in old age homes proved that the opportunity to play bingo helped some bingo players to escape from their depression, a common disease in old age homes.
Going to bingo halls or websites to play is also a great way of socializing and meeting new people. There are many stories of widows or widowers and other singles who met their soul mates at halls, or even in online bingo chat rooms!
It is also a great way for lonely people to meet new friends and to get out of the house. They can relax and interact with people who share the same passions and interests as them.
The last, but surely one of the greatest reasons people play, is winning. Bingo players love winning money and various prizes. Bingo players say that winning is an exhilarating feeling and that they will keep going back to get more of that winning feeling!
Thus to have a long, fulfilled life, bingo players should ensure they play bingo regularly!