How gaming is good for your health

From curing lazy eye and reducing cravings to keeping pensioners nimble, video gaming can have positive effects on your wellbeing.

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ColManischewitz2681d ago

This story makes great points and doesn't even look at things like depression or anxiety -- I know when I'm having an anxiety attack, playing a few games is a great way for me to calm down.

ATi_Elite2681d ago

Great for hand eye coordination.

Great exercise games.

Helps elderly with mobility.

Keeps you indoors and away from Air Pollution, Second hand smoke, gunshots, drunk drivers, Zombies, and UV Rays.

The_KELRaTH2680d ago

I'd say the No1 physical benefit is hand eye coordination and reactions which stimulate the brain.

I hope I'm able to still play fast fps games(and be competitive) when I'm 80!!

Summons752680d ago

Yeah, video games were my tether to reality when I was in a serious depression. Hell I knew more people I could trust and talk to through online gaming that actually cared about what was going on in my life than my teachers or bosses/co workers did.

The_KELRaTH2680d ago

Been there, was paralysed for a number of years and gaming, game forums, IRC etc kept me from thinking about it - though I never mentioned my health to anyone as I didn't want sympathy just wanted to forget about it.

justSumDood2680d ago

Can we please stop with these ridiculous articles?
Stop trying to validate gaming.