It was estimated that in 2020 2.7 billion gamers, and the number is continually growing. The increased popularity of video games has resulted in a considerable increase in the number of people suffering from the positive and negative impacts of video games.
Video games are unlike any other kind of entertainment in that they invite players to participate in the story. Even though video games have been around for over 30 years, today’s complex alternatives need players to pay close attention to the game. Players interact more physically and emotionally than viewers of a movie or television show.
So, it’s essential to track and control your gaming schedule. You can use package tracking to track your daily video game usage and keep it in balance mode.
Are there any benefits of Gaming?
It is only fair to discuss the advantages of gaming before moving on to the disadvantages. Gaming may give a method for people to communicate with others. The virtual community! They work together to complete several tasks and get exciting coupons and gift cards.
We all know how devastatingly the generation suffers from a loneliness pandemic. Gaming may be a golden ticket for connecting with others, especially otherwise difficult-to-connect-with people in your life, such as kids, grandkids, or we have witnessed autistic youngsters who have difficulty communicating using traditional methods.
There is conflicting evidence suggesting gaming has cognitive benefits, such as greater attention control and spatial reasoning. Yet, it is unclear how far these benefits extend outside of the video game environment into the real world.
Video games can be used to instruct patients with degenerative disorders to improve their balance, help adolescents with ADHD improve their thinking skills, or teach surgeons how to perform technically tricky surgeries.
Overuse injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries, occur when muscles and tendons are used repeatedly to the point where discomfort and inflammation develop. If these injuries are allowed to progress, they can cause numbness and weakening and irreversible harm. Gamers are prone to overuse injuries to their hands and arms.
When the tendons that move the thumb become inflamed, it is known as “Gamer’s thumb,” which was previously known as “PlayStation thumb” (or “Nin tendinitis” or “Nin tendonitis” when Nintendo was popular). De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is the medical word for this condition, which causes swelling and limited movement.
A trigger finger, also known as tenosynovitis, is when a finger becomes stuck in a bent posture due to persistent inflammation. Tennis elbow is a painful inflammation of the tendon that inserts into the bone on the outside of the elbow that affects gamers.
Gamers frequently complain about vision difficulties. Eye strain is the most frequent eyesight impairment, which can cause headaches and poor attention. Seizures have been documented as a result of gaming, prompting box warnings.
Gaming has also been linked to mental health issues. It’s still unclear whether video game addiction, sometimes known as internet gaming disorder (IGD), is a different condition. IGD is described as experiencing at least five of the following nine criteria over 12 months, according to the American Psychological Association:
- · Loss of interest in other activities.
- Downplaying use.
- Loss of a relationship, educational, or career opportunities.
- Gaming to escape or relieve anxiety, guilt, or other negative mood states.
- Failure to control.
- Continued gaming despite psychological problems.
- Gaming preoccupation.
Gaming has also been linked to sleep loss, insomnia, circadian rhythm issues, depression, anger, and anxiety. However, more research is needed to confirm the validity and intensity of these links.
There has also been worry that exposing teens and young adults to the excessive violence present in video games can desensitize them to such violence, producing emotional problems and potentially leading to young people committing acts of violence.
Let’s Sum UP:
In short, rather than letting the game overtake your life, playing video games may be enjoyable and social when they are integrated into a balanced lifestyle that includes enough sleep, exercise, and a decent diet.