Watching a football match is not only a good opportunity to have fun. Thus a person take care of your mental health.
About it said acting Minister of health Suprun on his page in Facebook. She said there are three main advantages of watching a football match.
The feeling of empathy
When we watch a game, we feel part of the team. This is due to the so-called mirror neurons – thereby allowing us to feel empathy. This phenomenon allows you to feel connection and community without verbal communication and direct conversation.
The release of dopamine or cortisol in the brain
If the team you support wins or plays well, the brain starts to produce the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is directly involved in the regulation of centres of motivation and pleasure. This reaction works in the opposite direction – if the team loses, it releases cortisol.
Slowing the development of dementia
Watching football has an impact on cognitive skills. Browse old football matches from the “Golden Fund” slows the development of dementia. This is due to the so-called emotional memory. When we experience emotions, watching the match, it can stimulate memories, to potentially enhance the activity of the brain.