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Engaging in activities that require heavy thought and concentration is beneficial as it slows down the aging process.

On the other hand, the older we get, we stop using certain parts of the brain and they consequently become weaker.

Could we then say that gambling actually helps in keeping the mind young?

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It depends how you look at it.

On the one side, people that gamble for fun, only experience positive energy and if they lose their money, they still won’t be overpowered with negative emotions.

People that gamble money that they can’t afford to lose, are just worsening their mental health. This can increase mental health illnesses like depression / anxiety, as they are being bombarded with a mix of emotions. In this scenario, it isn’t keeping the mind young and it is only deepening and opening people’s darkest emotions and thoughts.

 

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Yeah, as Pug said, there are 2 sides, but people don't gamble for fun, they gamble to make money or lose money. And yes, if they lose it's making them weaker and more upset, so I'd say don't gamble, weak people.

Kind regards,

slfj.

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gambling makes us happy as long as we intend to seek pleasure and play without spending a lot of balance and it really makes me happy even in a state of defeat, but when it comes to pursuing fortune then the opposite happens mumet's mind and it goes awry lol

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I think, maybe. To keep the brain young or function optimally in old age, you must keep actively exercising the sharpness of brain function. Every activity that stimulates the mental can help build the brain. If you rarely provide stimulation to the brain, the cognitive abilities of the brain can also be weakened. You can do various activities that you like, which can stimulate the brain to think, such as reading, writing, counting (and gambling included in counting such as dice games and card games), painting, making crafts, etc. So, stay active even though your body starts to weaken.

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no it doesnt keep you young nor feel young.. gambling in one way can be a stimulant of some sort.. it also can bring stress to a person.. and sometimes will make people do some stupid acts.. it doesn't have any health remedies that can make you mind feel young.. just accept it you getting old.. 

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In general I do not think that gambling is much of an healthy activity for the mind in the long run but it certainly is a fun amd addictive entertainment activity. 😛

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Games basically helps our brains. Any games so I guess gambling games as well, however the stress that comes with gambling is not very heatlhy so I wouldn't say that gambling games helps our brain because it has other effects on our health. 

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I would say that any game that requires thinking and analysis could be good for the brain.  Gambling can work both ways though.... if you're winning the release of endorphins can hep stimulate the brain, but if losing big the stress that can be caused could also be seen as detrimental.

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NOw that is a tricky question, it might slow down the ageing process but it wears you down, as physical stress wear lesser than mental stress

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Whatever the case, gambling makes the brain work and perform certain mathematical actions, which undoubtedly positively affects the stimulation of the brain and improves its activity.

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yeah ... if playing gambling is done with fun ... even in a losing situation ...
because if gambling becomes a burden when accepting defeat, it actually brings disease to the gambler, it can even result in worse .. because, in some analyzes say that people who think too much and think about it make their lives more uncomfortable, then the human being actually the faster it gets older
as an example, people who always face various problems in their lives, and their minds are always burdened with various problems, then their hair will turn white faster than other humans in general ... :D

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psychologically, if he is a professional gambler, there is probably no doubt that his intelligence in playing gambling is above average.

in my opinion playing gambling depends on the people who live it because there are some people who succeed by playing gambling there are also some people who experience the madness of depression and stress due to playing gambling.

so according to the survey more people who lose in gambling compared to people who win in gambling.

the conclusion is gambling too often and betting with all your possessions is a fatal mistake. it's better to play juj smart and organized.

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Most people, whether they have a problem with gambling or not, can relate to the idea that people get excited when they win, and feel disappointed when they lose.

Beyond the initial feelings of sadness from losing, when someone has a gambling problem they may feel depressed, as well as perhaps experiencing feelings of shame and guilt.

Most people, whether they have a problem with gambling or not, can relate to the idea that people get excited when they win, and feel disappointed when they lose.

Beyond the initial feelings of sadness from losing, when someone has a gambling problem they may feel depressed, as well as perhaps experiencing feelings of shame and guilt.

Signs of depression may include:

Increased irritability and frustration

Loss of interest in activities and friends

Feeling tired and worthless

Struggling to sleep or finding it difficult to get out of bed

Loss of appetite

Negative or hopeless thoughts

Most people experience some of these signs at different times in their lives but if you notice they are happening more often you may be feeling depressed.

A recent study has found that people with a gambling problem were twice as likely to be depressed and 18 times more likely to experience severe psychological distress than people without a gambling problem.

Further to this, the connection between mood and gambling is not always one-way and being depressed may push someone towards gambling in the first place.

For example, feeling depressed, down or alone can place people at risk of developing or increasing their gambling problem:

People may use gambling as a break or escape from negative feelings or situations

Gambling may provide a 'pick me up' or a sense of feeling connected to other people.

It is really important to look at your gambling and mood when addressing the problem. This will help you decide what kind of supports and strategies you might want to consider using. 

For example, if you gamble because you are lonely, it will be important to look at both the gambling and the loneliness when taking steps to get your control back.

Increasing your activity level can be one simple way to help with your depression. It can boost your mood, give you a different focus, increase your sense of control, makes you feel less tired and can help you think more clearly.

Just as you would train before running a marathon for the first time, starting with small steps can be the key. For example:

Make your bed – it gets you moving and a sense of achievement for completing an activity.

Go for a walk, gradually increasing how far you go each day.

Cook a recipe you haven’t tried before.

Sign up for a regular activity, this could include:

     o    Dancing
     o    Cooking
     o    Fitness/Gym
     o    Men's shed
     o    Gardening
     o    Art Class
     o    Painting
     o    Knitting
     o    Woodwork
     o    Get a Pet
     o    Singing

Make sure it’s something you enjoy doing, or gives you a sense of satisfaction, this way you will look forward to it and be motivated to participate! 

Edited by Burgerwcheese | Added the 620x

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I don’t think that gambling often uses the brain, most often the nerves are used there))) 0 and the nerves certainly will not help to maintain youth when you are nervous. On the contrary, a small load on the brain and not over-confusion is this very vein.

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3 hours ago, wowa228 said:

I don’t think that gambling often uses the brain, most often the nerves are used there))) 0 and the nerves certainly will not help to maintain youth when you are nervous. On the contrary, a small load on the brain and not over-confusion is this very vein.

I agree to an extent, as it depends on the type of gambling you are doing.  Playing here I would say that you use much less brain power than say playing poker, as here you basically just pushing a button and awaiting the end result.

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Only if you play by the numbers and odds, otherwise you are just being a reactionary of the gamble.  If you can use the numbers, stats, maths, and all those related sciences for gambling then you are using your brains.  What is best is to keep you busy with a job or hobby and if not, then go an get a book of mathematics puzzles in order to keep your mind sharp.  There is a book that I like the most to keep my brain shape, title is "The Mathematics of Oz" by Clifford A. Pickover.  That is a good book to have.  Good luck.

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Hello all dear users on forum..

Uhmm curious topic. I had mean when you play on casino so you need good psychic and don't break down! doesn't matter with brain, you must understand what you to do.

Someone playing a casino is a game at your own risk! when you win and better invest to bank. Don't deposit more if you want earn more money. 

Keep it up mate!

Greetings, Tomki.

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Maybe some games that require mental ability such as poker or blackjack may help, but those can only help you exercise your mind so much. Your brain needs varied stimulation to keep being healthy. Then there are games such as plinko and keno which don't really require any thinking and may do nothing for your brain other than keep it occupied and full of endorphins for a short while.

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 if you're winning the release of endorphins can hep stimulate the brain, but if losing big the stress that can be caused could also be seen as detrimental.

Oh yes when you are winning everything seems to be so perfect and great until you hit the bottom and it's like big crash. :( And since most of us don't know when to stop since we always want to win more then I guess is not healthy for us to experience this. 

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When I'm gambling I think that i do it for fun, and obviously making profit of what i deposit, but when I lose i think to myself that i should have cashed out faster and not done what i did 

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On 8/21/2019 at 5:59 AM, Ilovestake2019 said:

Engaging in activities that require heavy thought and concentration is beneficial as it slows down the aging process.

On the other hand, the older we get, we stop using certain parts of the brain and they consequently become weaker.

Could we then say that gambling actually helps in keeping the mind young?

hahaha, good to know dude, i will practic emy brain everyday , but i think we cant stop or control our brain coz when we try to stop thinking, we are still think to stop thinking, haha

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To be fair that when you are repeatedly under a stressful activity such as gambling especially during the times where you begin to suffer big losses, I really think it is not healthy in the long run. 

These few days I do feel quite on the edge from the effects of gambling itself and had headaches too. 😖

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19 hours ago, Etude said:

To be fair that when you are repeatedly under a stressful activity such as gambling especially during the times where you begin to suffer big losses, I really think it is not healthy in the long run. 

These few days I do feel quite on the edge from the effects of gambling itself and had headaches too. 😖

i agree with etude, and not only for brain, you know that your heart beat faster than normal when your gambling, since you are excited and worried heart is never normal when you are wagering, so not just the brain, study shows that gambler have less  life span since theyre heart is having lot of work load during the bet. 

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