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Video games aren't considered the healthiest hobby, but there are some surprising benefits to playing games. No, this isn't a joke; go laugh at something else.
All Time 10s put together this interesting list of ten reasons why video games might make you healthier. So keep sitting on your couch eating Taco Bell. As long as you're playing video games you should be fine.
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I learned boolean algebra and digital electronics through redstone.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG AWESOME STUFF!
Well, I know what I'm doing for the rest of my life. #forhealth
Video games can also put things in perspective. Like the challenges of governing or commanding. Anyone who played Fable 3 ligit(not building up massive fortunes and breaking the game) knows how hard it is to stick to your morals, keep your nation funded, save lives, and be a good king all at the same time. Also anyone who has played mass effect gets a new idea of the "for every action, there is a equal and opposite reaction"
If this is true, than this is really cool! I especially liked the "one study showed that violent games increased pain tolerance by up to 65%."
Hah! Take that! :P
Hey, that was actually pretty neat.
I feel better now.
Okay, now I'm a believer.
Wish I was one of the people with better eyesight from gaming. (I wear very thick lensed glasses, FYI.) Nice to know that my inferior human peers can tremble at my multi-tasking, finger-flexing prowess. Muh ha ha ha!
Games help me maintain balance. Otherwise, I'm awfully imbalanced.
I always knew gaming improved many things including cognitive processes. I let my son play plus it also acts as an incentive. No surprise there.
Those reasons are very good reasons. Although they may not apply to some people since it would work for a few and not for others. But in my overall opinion, I agree with those ten reasons. May not be the healthiest hobby, as mentioned above, but certainly can work wonders.