Video Games

You must have heard (or read) that playing video games can have a positive impact on your stress levels. While there is scientific evidence to back these claims, there’s more to video games that reducing the amount of cortisol in your body. If you’ve been playing video games, here’s why you should do it even more often.

It Increases Your Brain Power

One study carried by German scientists revealed that playing Super Mario for at least half an hour every day can boost your memory. It can also improve your cognitive ability not to mention the skills to come up with strategic plans for critical projects.

The results of a separate study conducted in the UK shows gaming can make you smarter. In the survey, seventy-two subjects who played Starcraft for forty hours over two months exhibited substantial gains in psychological and performance exams.

It Makes You Feel Younger

Video games aren’t for the teenagers only. In fact, if you’re well past your fifties you may need to start gaming for at least fourteen hours every week. One study involving 680 participants revealed that video gaming may reduce the impact aging has on you especially if it is a brain-teaser.

It Can Help Your Child Read Better

Gaming, when done in moderation, can improve your child’s ability to read more so if he/she has dyslexia. Italian scientists, in an analysis involving twenty school going kids, revealed that playing video games contributed to faster reading. They attributed the improvement to the children’s ability to focus, a crucial reading skill. Nonetheless, you have you know the specifics of the game to help your kid gain the intended results. According to the scientist, your child is likely to benefit from action video games.

It Can Help Ease the Intensity of Pain

Virtual reality can help lessen pain or apprehension resulting from chronic diseases according to the findings of a study made by the American Pain Society. In their presentation, the agency says that virtual gaming could very well reduce fear and anxiety for patients undergoing stroke rehabilitation by up to fifty percent.

In Conclusion

Video games can indeed improve your overall well-being and health. The most important thing to remember is to choose a game you’re comfortable playing to derive maximum benefits. As for your kid(s), you need to control the number of hours they spend gaming every day. The last thing you want is for your child to get addicted to video games.

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