Customising and add to the snare of the head of the snooker chalking the stick or cue.

What can snooker teach us about obesity? Yes, it might actually have health benefits part three

If you haven’t already, read part one and part two

Ronnie O’Sullivan is an amazing player just with his right hand, but his ability with his left hand gives him a real edge because it gives him much better reach.

If you haven’t played snooker, then it’s important to know that every so often, the best shot to play is impossible to actually reach and play without using tools called rests; you know it’s a sedate sport when even the tools have relaxing names :-),

There are different kinds of rests. A few are particularly long and awkward to use. This makes the shot much more challenging to play than if it were something the player could actually reach.

Ronnie, being left-handed, uses the rest much less because if he can’t play a shot right-handed, he often can play it left-handed. This way, he reduces the inherent risk of his shots, gaining himself a huge advantage.

This is the best example I can think of that demonstrates how flexibility in many senses is crucial to winning at the top level in snooker. Anything that gets in your way is a problem. So it does help to be thin or at least not big to win in snooker.

I’m even surprised to be writing this myself. If I were a Darts fan, I might then find something useful about Darts, but in fact, many of the top pros in Darts are larger. Their weight doesn’t get in their way. Is it because walking isn’t much of the sport, because paunches don’t get in the way, or is it some other reason? Who knows.

Snooker may be a healthy sport that encourages good health. That in itself is surprising and worth understanding.

I expect you’re shocked and wondering what I’m drinking right now. Please share your thoughts.

I love snooker, so I know enough about it to feel there is some value in what I’m saying, but it is just an initial opinion. I think this tells us more about being fit and healthy than understanding Tennis because Snooker is much more accessible than Tennis for the average person. It is that accessibility that interests me most.

Standing and walking are the most significant tools to a healthy life, and snooker requires a lot of both. Snooker halls don’t have armchairs next to tables—not the ones I’ve been to, anyway. In fact, you basically stand or walk the whole time. That could be its biggest blessing!!!!

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