An all too common view of gamers is that they are anti-social hermits who shut themselves in their bedrooms day and night. The only social interaction they ever have is via playing game marathons with strangers on the internet.
However, there is so much evidence coming out today that shows that playing games may be useful for developing social, logical, and literary skills. Let’s take a look at some of the main health benefits of gaming.
Here are some surprising health benefits of gaming!
Yes, spending months in a room without ever leaving to get some fresh air is definitely not a healthy option, but that does not mean that gaming is overall unhealthy for you.
Moderately playing video games proves to be very beneficial, according to research.
1. Gaming can help young adults to build self-esteem
It is important to keep in mind that mental health is also essential, especially for young adults who are starting to enter the grown-up world.
Games can help them build self-esteem as they are structured to have goals that the gamers work to accomplish.
Achieving a goal helps people feel better about themselves, and gaming allows for new achievements regularly than most other activities.
2. Gaming can help hand-eye coordination
This is a critical aspect of real life, where a quick reaction after seeing a potential obstacle can be crucial for avoiding car accidents.
3. Gaming can help deal with trauma
On the other hand, in cases where accidents do, unfortunately, video games can help people deal with trauma and physical pain.
If you are interested in how health can be improved by playing games, please look at the infographic below, provided to us by Computer Planet.
Do you know any other health benefits of gaming? Let us know in the comments section below.
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