While we’d be arrogant to be dismissive about the rise of the wishy-washy mindfulness trend, we’re equally aware it’s not everyone’s cup of jasmine tea. Clearly, our minds are in need of calm: rates of depression and anxiety among British workers have soared by nearly a third since 2013. But if chakras aren’t your thing, there are other options.
For every man able to find hush in the company of a meditation app, there’s another who’d rather seek solace set against a less reconstructed backdrop. Which is now all the more possible thanks to an Anglia Ruskin University survey of more than 1000 snooker-playing hobbyists, the results of which should break the darkest of funks.
It found that a few regular frames can help you pocket better mental health by promoting a state of deep relaxation. Researchers believe the combination of snooker’s patience-developing powers and its ability to distract from life’s pressures can take more than