Grinder is a term used to refer to players who treat the game (poker, sports betting or even casino slots can be) like a job (a “daily grind”) and not a simple game that it’s played for fun. Usually the ‘grinder’ tag is an indication of strong volume rather than any specific characteristic or style of play.
Grinders play impressively long sessions, so since grinding is so intensely time-consuming, the following lifestyle habits are strongly recommended:
Do physical exercise – It’s generally recommended that you should get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. But, for a better health, just working out is not enough. You must exercise on a daily basis to keep yourself fit. Staying physically active is very important. This allows you to not only burn excess calories and strengthen muscles and bones, but also helps to control blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels. In addition, this contributes to a decrease in stress levels and helps you sleep better (see below).
Manage your stress levels – Too much stress can be very harmful not only to your mental health but also to your play. Grinders need to be devoid of emotion too because, with so much action, there’s simply no time to linger on results or bad beats.
Don’t skip breakfast – Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You should never skip your breakfast in any situation, whatsoever. A healthy breakfast keeps you fit and moving all throughout the day.
Make sleep a priority – Grinders, usually, have a bad sleep schedule, but you have to know that, generally speaking, the more tired you are, the worse you play. So, it is necessary to sleep well and for an adequate number of hours – at least 8 hours a night. This will help you rest and generate energy for the next day.
Eat a good diet – You must eat healthy in order to stay healthy and don’t eat in a hurry. Also, avoid to drink too much coffee or energy drinks when you grind.