5 BENEFITS OF PLAYING DARTS
You’ve probably heard of darts as a leisure game, but did you know that it’s actually a sport? It even has quite a few benefits that you might not have heard of! Read on to learn more!
The feeling of hitting your target or the board right in the centre is truly unbeatable! We’re sure that the competitor in you would enjoy a good challenge like that. What's more, you could take the challenge to your friends and family as well. From kids to adults, it brings people together for a fun time.
As playing darts requires you to direct your attention to a single and specific task, you will need great focus so that you don’t get distracted by people (unless you are playing alone) or your environment. This is why sometimes some people need silence and calm to focus on the target. This also means sharpening your focus and concentration skills in the long run!
As with other mentally challenging games, darts requires you to think quickly to anticipate your next move and count as well. In return, this helps to stimulate and develop your mental agility, which can lead to benefits in other areas of your daily life, such as preventing early onset of dementia and improving your memory!
Like we said, playing darts is fun but it’s also a great workout….for your brain!
If you struggle with coordinating your eyes and your hands, then playing darts is for you! Most people actually underestimate this skill and take it for granted if they are lucky enough to master it, or just neglect it if they’re not good at it.
While playing darts, your eyes send a signal to your brain, and your brain has to quickly send a response to your hands to work on your next action. It seems like a simple concept, but it actually requires a lot of practice to master this skill! Playing darts is especially beneficial to more senior players, as it helps to prevent deterioration of hand-eye coordination that naturally worsens with age.