Lying about on the couch with a Joystick, may shrink your bones
The research was carried out by a validation group out of Yale and Stanford universities and looked at game players of the online game War of Gods. This PC and Playstation fantasy game sets its users into a virtual world with a role to play online killing baddies, getting new weapons and power-ups etc. just like nearly all the games since the early 90'S when the gaming culture first evolved
The study looked at how much less physical exercise away from the chair really took place. Did these games run and walk as often as the average person? Was their overall height and weight compromised.
Much more worryingly however, the research did show that gamers were more likely to succumbed to mental problems like anxiety and be prone to depression and the drug abuse.
Whether online or offline, PC or console games playing can actually be somewhat beneficial to other aspects of your mental make-up. people without as much of a social life were more often associated with breaking the law and delinquency and a short attention span, concentration outside of their game was also lacking.
The average height of games players seemed to have dropped in recent years. This occurs much more noticeably in players that have been at the joystick since before 7 years of age and continues to stunt growth up into the teenage years
Playing computer games may lead to obesity as snacking in the seat is commonplace.
Emotional problems can occurs with lack of social interaction.
While some exercise does take place sitting on the couch, it lends itself more to the fingers and thumbs.
The more each player looks at the screen as they play, the more the player bends forward with each exciting level of the game. Some " In the House Exercises" may be good at boosting the spirit, for those who exercised the least.
Outside and off the couch, walking, running, talking and shopping a few times each week will give significant gains and overall health benefits.
The legs and spine make up the main skeleton mass in bone area, so its important these bones see the use that nature intended.