Health Benefits of Gaming – An Infographic

Health Benefits of Gaming – An Infographic

Many things about the modern world are said to be bad for us. We eat too much sugar, we do not exercise enough, and we are over-stimulated, spending too much time online and not enough interacted with real people. You may think that video game should be included on this list. Video games compromise the health of adults and children alike? They encourage violence and anti social behavior? They also wreck your brain power: hours staring at the screen and playing on inane video games will surely not help you become a brain box? Right? Wrong, or so research suggests. Read below to know the actual health benefits of gaming and how it may actually help you in the long run.

Gaming actually seems to have beneficial effects on health. Take your memory for example. Gaming can, according to empirical evidence, actually strengthen the brain areas that are responsible for memory. Likewise, spatial awareness: gaming can improve your spatial awareness through the same process. This is also the case for planning and motor skills. If you have been involved in a traumatic event or an accident that causes you chronic pain, gaming can also be good for this.

So, despite the possible negative public perception about gaming, and the prevalence of the view that gaming is not the healthiest actually, it can actually be good for your cognitive health in a variety of amazing ways. If only gaming it also give you rock hard abs! We would never have to leave the house!

To find out other ways in which gaming can affect  your health in a positive way, see the infographic from our colleagues at Computer Planet.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GAMING - AN INFOGRAPHIC

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75 comments

  1. Hi praveen, i agree with you.. Playing games can improve our memory capacity and we can easily relief from stress when ever a busy day a out. This is very help when we stress with a busy day.
    Thanks for sharing with us, keep posting.

  2. Yes i totally agree with your words, gaming can help out of stress, but some games are very harmful to our health when we continuously play like headache.
    This is very informative article, keep it up.

  3. Hmm I agree with your points @praveen, But I feel the addition of gaming could be harmful. I have seen people during my collage days that how they skip their lectures and other important things and playing games only. I believe gaming is good for health, but with balanced way.

  4. I play Call of Duty every day. I’m not good but with practice, I’ll get better. I also use gaming as a way to calm myself and keep my mind active with strategies and whatnot.

  5. Gaming improves hand eye coordination. Improves your relfexes. But again Gaming sessions should not be extended so much that you start harming your bodies in different ways. Happy Gaming 🙂 Good Article, Thanks.

  6. Hey Praveen,

    Great post!

    I never knew that gaming have such health benefits but we should not get addicted to it.

    I love playing games it’s help me to get relaxed and relief after a busy day. I like that it increases our memory capacity, proven to limit trauma and it may also increase our brain matter.

    This is very informative post, thanks for sharing.

    Thanks,
    – Rekha

  7. I wish this sort of infographic came out when I was a kid! Could have used it to convince my parents to keep letting me play games all day! 😛

  8. Really impressive infographic. Great information you shared. I am also an addicted pc gamer. Love to see it’s health benefits. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.
    Cheers
    – Jatin Thakur

  9. I checked out the link and the website is great. I’ve been gaming since I was a kid and I grew up well unlike what the “experts” say about the unhealthy effects of it. Its about moderation and proper guidance from the parents. That’s all I got to say.

  10. Gaming plays vital role inorder to maintain our health and to relief our mind,these mentionted tips aur very useful to know the benifits of games in everyone’s life.Thanks for this wonderful article and keep sharing your views.

  11. Gaming improves hand eye coordination. Improves your reflexes. But again Gaming sessions should not be extended so much that you start harming your bodies in different ways.

  12. Great infographic. I love to play a video game but day by day my health get some problem. This article will help me to work out my problem.
    Thanks to Praveen for sharing this info with me. God bless you !

  13. You Know Gaming can cause depression, anxiety, and social phobia?? The more I research internet and video game addiction, the more I’m convinced that too many younger people are living in a fog that robs them of the ability to think, feel and behave with joy and clarity.

  14. video game addiction, the more I’m convinced that too many younger people are living in a fog that robs them of the ability to think, feel and behave with joy and clarity

  15. Every technology has two sides, good or bad. Gaming is also like that. The problem is with the user. Gaming is good unless you over do it. Same goes for drugs.

    Although I believe gaming is more helpful than it is advertised. At least kids these days have something to do with. Ask a gamer, they know much better about things in real life than any normal person. It may be car, weapons, tactics etc.

    The key to take these benefits is in the hand of the gurdians. You choose and observe what your kid is playing.
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  16. video game addiction, the more I’m convinced that too many younger people are living in a fog that robs them of the ability to think, feel and behave with joy and clarity

  17. Every game in this world has it’s own priorities. It depends on the user how to use technology. if he is getting addict regarding to this then he will face the dark side. gaming has its own advantages and disadvantages. How ever game like bluewhale And PubG are Mostly played by the users. And they have faced the pros and cons of it.

  18. Hi Praveen Rajarao,
    Love your work and the information you provide through info graphic is very good and unique way to present knowledge. I read many article about to be in the gaming world. This information is new to me about 3D gaming.
    Thanks

  19. Love your work and the information you provide through info graphic is very good and unique way to present knowledge. I read many article about to be in the gaming world. This information is new to me about 3D gaming.
    Thanks

  20. nice blog.Love your work and the information you provide through info graphic is very good and unique way to present knowledge. I read many article about to be in the gaming world.

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    Starting that stupid habit was the worst decision of my life. If only one person reads this and decides not to, then I will like to think I have done something positive with my life.
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  22. Well i can agree with your point in which you stated that playing 3D Video games can increase our memory… I have been playing these 3D games (Specially open world games) from a long time and i have seen wonders in my memory improvements and how fast my brain works now… Great stuff as usual 🙂

  23. nice blog.Love your work and the information you provide through info graphic is very good and unique way to present knowledge. I read many article about to be in the gaming world.

  24. I agree with your blog. Games not only can gambling be a lot of fun, but it also gives us medical benefits. Games relieve brain pain. It also improves social skills. I also play games a lot when I play a game I feel relax. I would like to suggest the best gaming PC for gaming.

  25. Gaming is the best thing to do in these quarantine days when COVID 19 is spread everywhere. So stay home, play games and stay safe. You can play games on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, Mobile, Laptop, PC or any kind of board games.

  26. Hey Praveen,
    gaming makes us relieve from stress, trauma, anxiety. While Playing Gamings human mind gets active. It also helps to think faster. well, I play pubg.

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  28. I really like playing games. And I mostly play free online mobile games, in which I really like the game that I can connect with people. And all these games give me a lot of fun. And your article is very nice.

  29. Finally! Someone spoke up my side of the stories. While there is a lot negativiting about gaming, I still think that gaming is having positive effects on your mind and skills. Whenever you play games, your stress is released and your concentration level increases.

  30. For health benefits of gaming you must a gaming chair. If you’re working in office and after the work, you need relaxation so in this case the gaming is suitable option. By the way I like your way to blog.

  31. i love to play games but my parents insist from playing, now i can explain them the benefits of playing games with this infographic.I really like playing games.

  32. Wow! Such an awesome games information you put here. Gaming is the best thing in these quarantine days when corona virus is spread everywhere. So, play games, stay home and stay safe.

    Keep up the good posting, Praveen Rajarao.

  33. never thought like this before. I should show this page to my parent and others that how can gaming help us to balance our health condition good. A very informative post. hope more this type of post from you. Thank you for doing something different.

  34. I think there’s another aspect to video games that can be good for you:

    They can teach you!

    At least in terms of simulation or strategy games, especially anything to do with history (think SimCity, Civilization, etc) – you can learn about the world and how supply & demand works, even budgeting!

    There’s definitely some underrated benefits to video gaming, aside from the ones mentioned in the infographic like spatial awareness that mostly applies to 3D games like shooters.
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  35. Hy guys I have been a gamer all my life! Games do help if you play them with a limit, neither too much nor too little! Find a balance and have in your spare time have fun!

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  37. I play Mustafa Game. This is what helps me to entertain … a very old game. It has been seen that many people would not have time without this game. Yet I am very busy. I have seen your article since then. It was good.
    Anyone can collect from here if they want.

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