How to avoid physical injury from your xbox360

Three Sixty Vault writes: "First of all let me say that this article is not another 'your gaming to much so your going to become obese' No it is a simple guide on what you should do when spending those endlessly fun hours at your Xbox.

If you are anything like me and no doubt some of you are you will spend hours sitting in front of the T.V bashing away at the controller and getting constantly 'upset' with the game you are playing. Unfortunately for me and you is that gaming this hard is not only bad but a strain on the body. Controllers these days are ergonomically manufactured in that they 'mold' to your hands. However just because your hands are molded to an ergonomically designed controller doesn't mean that you've avoided injury. If you have ever heard of the term carpel-tunnel syndrome (hopefully you should have) you will know that sufferers battle through pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the arm and wrist. Carpel-tunnel syndrome can be a result of RSI or repetitive stress injury, the name pretty much speaks for itself however you can develop RSI by making the same physical movement over an extended period of time".

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Dukester1014661d ago

This article is very true. It applies to all consoles, not just the Xbox 360. Definitely "news" for "gamers."

I doubt this article will get much attention though, as it's aimed at helping people, and not bashing some system. Still, the title may draw in the shady crowd who likes to post negative comments...

mintaro4661d ago (Edited 4661d ago )

im afraid your right......get your fireproof suits everyone!!!, for it has begun........

btw great article

360CameFromHell4661d ago (Edited 4661d ago )

I will tell you what, this article is for Xbot 360 owners, the so called Hard Core Gamers, they are the kind of people who play games for 12 hours straight without getting up their asses.

And about everybody else???? I think Wii owners do a lot of exercise with that controller and Ps3 owners have a life and don't spend all their money and time on games, they are safe.

Federal-Actors-Guild4661d ago (Edited 4661d ago )

360 is not that great of a console for the reason that it has such a high failure rate and made by such a crappy company....

mintaro4661d ago

i fail to see how that has anything to do with this article

EastCoastSB4661d ago

Honestly, if you are worrying about hurting yourself while gaming, you need to reevaluate your priorities.

PMR_214661d ago

the 360 burns downs homes too

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