Health Tips Gamers Need to Know

Gaming often gets a bad rap for being an unhealthy pursuit and gamers are often characterized as being pale, overweight, and aching all over. We all know that this is not only not true, but also pretty insulting. However, it is fair to say that spending too much time gaming without a break can have a detrimental effect on your health and make it harder for you to play your best game. With that in mind, here are a few things you can do to make your gaming sessions as healthy as they can possibly be:

Take better care of your eyes

You need your eyes to be functioning well if you want to play your best game, so it’s important you take good care of them. If you wear glasses, be sure to get your prescription updated regularly, and where necessary buy a new set, something you can do if you click here. This will help you to avoid eye strain. Another thing you can do to that end is make sure that you take regular breaks, where you look away from the screen for at least 20- seconds every 20 minutes. This will be harder to do if you’re playing live, but whenever you can, make a point of looking away. 

Back to the subject of glasses, choosing lenses that filter blue light are great for helping you to avoid migraines and ensuring you can get a good night’s sleep even if you’ve been up playing Fortnite for way too long. 

Get up and walk around

PC gamers may find this more difficult than most, but if you’re playing a mobile game or you have a console with wireless controllers, it’s really easy to get up and move around a little while you’re playing. Doing this for the last 10 minutes of every hour will really help to prevent all those aches and pains that can come with a long gaming session, of course, if you can get up and do something else completely every hour or so, that’s even better.

Perfect your posture

It’s so easy to fall into hunching over your keyboard or phone when you’re engrossed in the latest RPG but over time, this will cause your posture to worsen and you may end up with serious neck and back pain to contend with. If you want to avoid this, practice good p[osture: sit with your back straight and your chin slighted ever-so-slightly downwards, ideally on a sturdy chair with a strong back. If you find this difficult, consider buying a posture corrector as this will offer you a lot of support.

Exercise while you play

This one won’t be for everyone, but if you’re the kind of gamer who has no trouble multi-tasking, you might want to consider riding an exercise bike or similar while you play. A few avid gamers have already had this idea and it has helped them to improve their fitness while still being able to do the things they love. Of course, some games like Ring Fit Adventure build actual real-life exercise into the gameplay, which is even better.

Stretch more

The simple act of stretching various parts of your body when you have a second to do so can work wonders for your health, It can also help you to stay nimble when gaming, so you’re less likely to miss that shot or act just a second too late. 

Play in nature

Nature has so many health benefits that we should all spend more time outdoors. Luckily for us gamers, there are numerous mobile games, such as Ingress and Pokemon Go that take the gameplay outdoors. Spending some time playing these kinds of titles is a great way to get more fresh air, fit in a little exercise, and enjoy your hobby of gaming – what’s not to love.

As you can see, there are lots of ways to combine gaming with health and vice versa. If you aren’t completely sold on the idea, consider the fact that the healthier you are, the better your brain and body will function, which means that your gaming is likely to improve as a result. Your reactions will be faster, you won’t be sore and agitated, and you will be far more able to meet any challenge that the gaming world throws at you – there’s a reason why so many professional gamers are also big into improving twitter bodies! 

So, what are you waiting for? Start incorporating the above ideas into your gaming life and see the benefits for yourself.

Sami Mughalhttps://www.oxgadgets.com
Can be found somewhere between designing new tech as an electronics engineer or testing new tech as a technology enthusiast. Lives mostly on Twitter, and would love to have a word with you there as @smacula.

Related Articles

Introducing The All-new Toyota MIRAI

Toyota’s vision for a future sustainable hydrogen society recognises the value of hydrogen as a viable and plentiful resource for carrying and storing energy....

Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac Delivers Its Most Seamless and Robust Windows-on-Mac Experience

Parallels (parallels.com/about), a global leader in cross-platform solutions and creator of industry-leading software for running Windows applications on a Mac, has announced that Parallels...

Monimoto Extends Opportunity to Invest in the Fight against Motorcycle Theft

Motorcycle theft is a problem, but there is a solution for it provided by Monimoto in their smart tracker for motorcycles. It has recently...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

1,963FansLike
4,568FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Introducing The All-new Toyota MIRAI

Toyota’s vision for a future sustainable hydrogen society recognises the value of hydrogen as a viable and plentiful resource for carrying and storing energy....

Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac Delivers Its Most Seamless and Robust Windows-on-Mac Experience

Parallels (parallels.com/about), a global leader in cross-platform solutions and creator of industry-leading software for running Windows applications on a Mac, has announced that Parallels...

Monimoto Extends Opportunity to Invest in the Fight against Motorcycle Theft

Motorcycle theft is a problem, but there is a solution for it provided by Monimoto in their smart tracker for motorcycles. It has recently...

New Tablet Device From Innovative British Company Combines High-end Technology With Tough Exterior

The tough tablet is here by the developers of rugged mobile devices, Toughphone. The Defender TAB 4 is the new entry in a long...

7 Must-Have Apps for Sports Fans

If you’re into sports, having instant access to the latest news, results and fixtures is essential. Whether you track your team’s metrics down to...