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Things Should Line Up for Good Health

By Tom Herrin

At one time, when most people thought about some kind of a lineup, they thought of having a witness identify a possible suspect in a crime.  That was back in a time of 30-minute crime dramas when things needed to be solved quickly.  Television influenced a lot of people and their thinking.  When it comes to good health, games can play an important role.  When it comes to games and lining up, the game of dominoes is one that may come to mind as one in which the game pieces are lined up and then branched off.  Every kid who has gotten hold of a game has created their own game by doing so.  The fact is, the game of dominoes can make a reasonably good contribution to health.

It Can Improve Math Skills

Spending time in education can open the eyes of anyone.  Many children have no desire to be involved in math.  They may see it as an enemy.  Some of this is due to the fact that they never engage in any kind of game or activity in which they use math.  In the game of dominoes, players must calculate quickly.  It is not so much that people have to do complex math all the time but simply must use it.  Math skills will naturally grow as people observe the tiles and look for the mathematical combinations that are available.

It May Help Blood Pressure

There are times when blood pressure is pretty complicated and times when it is actually simple.  Most people are familiar with the expression that something that upsets them makes their blood pressure rise.  Many times it can be felt.  On the other hand, when people play games they enjoy, endorphins are released that can help lower blood pressure.  This can happen when people sit down to a game of dominoes as an outlet.

It May Improve Social Skills

There are those of us who could truly stand better social skills.  It does not always come natural.  It takes work like anything else.  As we play a game that we have looked forward to playing, it is an opportunity to set aside everyday worries and open up to someone else.  Simply talking can help us to evaluate our relationships with others.  Practice, as in playing on a regular basis, can make it more effective and have a successful outcome.  Playing and tolerating others is a big part of social skills. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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