Better Body for Better Poker: Hit the Stairs!

Poker players are in a constant state of learning. They study hands and strategy to better their chances at the tables, and they improve their bankroll management skills over time. Many of them have also come to realize that health and fitness are a necessary part of a successful poker career.

Physical fitness is especially important to poker players because the nature of their job involves a lot of motionless sitting. Incorporating exercise into a daily routine, especially before a long day of tournament poker, is one of the best ways to prepare the body for the day but also to open and prepare the mind. Healthy players are more alert and generally make better decisions in poker.

The problem is that most poker players don't have access to a gym. If on the road, it can be difficult to find a place to work out, and some gym facilities can be rather expensive. But every hotel has a set of stairs...

Playing poker from home requires the same type of stamina, but most women don't have a gym nearby. But most apartment buildings and houses have stairs...

Kristy Arnett shows you how to turn a simple set of stairs into a place of exercise. In addition to running the stairs, she shows you how to use the set-up for push-ups and other exercises. There are no more excuses for putting off that exercise, at least not with Kristy around to inspire and teach you how to do it.

Check out her latest video for PokerStars Women:

If you missed Kristy's first few videos about snacks, smoothies, and stretching, you can catch up here.

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Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.

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