Poker is often associated with activities than can be considered less healthy: smoking, drinking, sitting for extended periods of time …
How high are the stakes in your poker game? What fun is poker if there isn’t a little bit of a risk involved? Fit Poker turns that risk into a healthy activity by having the loser perform exercises based on their opponent’s hand using pushups, situps, squats and other forms of bodyweight training to up the ante in this game of virtual poker.
While it’s all in good fun, there are true benefits to exercising. Turning it into an entertaining activity, or integrating it into something you already enjoy is just one of the many ways to motivate yourself to make changes. More importantly, it builds habits based around a fitter, healthier you.
Raising your overall health and well-being also reduces fatigue and increases your awareness. That awareness translates into real-world poker where you may be playing for competition. It’s something that will help you grow stronger not only physically, but mentally as well.
*Turn your pastime into a healthy activity.
*No equipment necessary. If you are holding your iPhone, you have everything you need.
*Bodyweight exercises can be performed and modified for all levels of fitness from beginner (wall push-ups) to advanced (are you ready for the one-armed pushup?).
*Take some joy in knowing that each time you beat your friend, he or she is having to do push-ups and sit-ups while you enjoy sweet, sweet victory.