Game Smarter and Healthier

A little Gaming does no noticeable harm, but there is a slippery slope of excess that once you start the slide down, it's hard to climb out. 

"On average, people aged 15 to 24 years in the United States spent 39 minutes per day playing games in 2019. At the same time, 25-to-34-year-olds spent 19.8 minutes daily on this leisure activity." 

So at roughly 30 Minutes a day, that equates to roughly one month of full time employment, per year, spent trying to level up. That is a pretty large opportunity cost financially. 

Some other areas of excess video gaming concern, this list is from Health Gamer

  •  Dopamine addiction
  • Reduction in Motivation
  • Alexithymia and emotional suppression
  • Repetitive stress injuries and other health risks
  • Poor mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Social disconnection
  • Exposure to toxic gaming environments
  • Poor academic or professional performance
  • Escapism and getting stuck in life

The best gaming? non-violent, thinking, interactive people games and certainly anything that involves physical exercise like tossing a Frisbee or even charades is a healthy option. 

Our brains do need to unwind, we do need relaxed fun and games. Just be sure to pay attention to how much you do and what type of gaming. Be the one to guide your friends towards a better healthier mental mindset. Game on... in a smarter way.

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