People are nowadays increasingly health conscious. Most of us want to look and feel our best on a consistent basis. As such, you may feel, if you are into video games, that you should swap Call of Duty and Super Mario for the gym, Yoga and Kale smoothies. You may feel that gaming is not healthy, and cannot be part of a healthy person’s regimen. However, this may not be the case.
A lot of research has actually shown that gaming can actually be good for you. Gaming can improved the efficiency of the brain areas responsible for spatial awareness, memory, planning and other cognitive skills. As well as this, it can reduce the feelings of pain in those who have chronic pain, and can lessen feelings of trauma in those who have been involved in traumatic events.
Granted, gaming will not improve your physique, and you cannot regularly replace a gym session with a gaming marathon if you want to stay trim. However, it can be part of your regime, and can actually help you keep your brain healthy, while you take care of your body.
So, gaming can help you wind down after a long week, and may even help to reduce the pain after a particularly tough gym session. If you want to learn more about the benefits of gaming, peruse the infographic below produced by those at Computer Planet.