Get ready for a video that is completely out of left field.
It concerns a new sport – called Major League dreidel.
What is the idea behind this ridiculous sport?
Well, it’s got a bit of gambling, some drinking, good company, and lots of spinning.
Game-playing is generally considered a break from doing things that are truly important.
However, studies have shown that some built-in daily relaxation is actually a very healthy practice.
Sarah Klein, in an article about relaxation, titled,”10 Health Benefits Of Relaxation,” explains that stress is not just a bad thing – it is actually a good thing.
But, in today’s day and age that is filled with rushing and lots of stress, what is needed in almost all situations is a good dose of rest and relaxation.
Playing games is one way of doing this.
Walking, running, and playing ball is probably much better for most people.
What all of these things will do for you is:
1. Keep you from catching a cold
2. Boost your memory
3. Lower your stroke risk
4. Keep you safe from being depressed
5. Help you make better decisions
6. Keep you trim
7. Keep your skin healthy
8. Keep you in a good mood
9. Protect your heart
10. Keep away cancer
What is amazing is that despite the fact that we have so much knowledge in this generation about the health hazards of NOT relaxing, and despite the fact that we have more rest and relaxation options in this generation than any other, people are more stressed today than ever before.
What is the root cause?
It would seem to me that one of the most important forms of relaxation needed in today’s day and age is a rest from one’s smartphone.
We are a generation that is simply too connected – day and night – 7 days a week.
This is not even close to being reasonable.
Part of rest and relaxation is exercising the ability to disconnect from all distractions and reconnecting with the people that are most important to us.
This should be done at least once a week, but ideally every few days.