The best reasons to play video games may not include sitting down in front of a TV or computer screen for the health benefits, but there are some health benefits to playing video games that many video game enthusiasts aren't aware of. Most gamers play games for one reason: because they're fun. The things that makes us happy in life are always worth indulging in; we only get one life and we should enjoy it as much as we can, but there are those who claim that gaming is bad for us.
What are the health benefits of video games? Whether they claim games are making us anti-social, violent or just plain fat, the mainstream media loves to demonize games and make us feel guilty about playing. The truth though is that there are many legitimate health benefits to our hobby, and here are a few of them.
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Pain Relief It’s certainly painful where you’re on a 24 kill streak and get sneakily taken out by some ...
Weight loss While formerly a purely sedentary pastime, video games have recently become the equivalent of ...
Increased Self-Esteem It would be hard to imagine anyone who managed to improve their physical condition through ...
Fitness The only problem with the explosion of exercise games is the horrible terms that have been ...
Improved Social Skills I know, I know. Bear with me.Gamers are introverted loners who can’t communicate with the ...
Improved Dexterity Did you think all that time you spent getting incredibly frustrated with "Trauma ...
Stress Relief And speaking of shooting dudes in the face, doesn’t it feel good! Whether it’s the ...
Improved Eyesight Do you remember when your parents told you not to sit so close to the TV or you would ruin ...
Learning This is pretty much a catch-all category for the beneficial things we can learn from games.
Faster response times Perhaps the most logical of all of the entries on this list, but a benefit nonetheless. It ...