EP 672 – Gaming Can Be Healthy

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Do you remember playing your first video game?

Mine was Pong and it was New Years Day at a friend’s house. How cool was it to see the game get faster and faster and try to keep up the hand eye co-ordination?

Now the video game industry is worth $70 billion a year and there are over five million games in existence. Most of us have played at least one video game in our life.

According to a NationalToday Survey, many of us like to play our games on our phones.

The #1 reason we played was we were bored, followed by when we were watching TV, before we go to sleep and unthinkably for me…when we are on the toilet. Ick.

So Here are today’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Video Game Day:

Whether you celebrate Video Game Day this month or in September, it is not only easy, but it is also fun as well. All you have to do is to fire up your favorite video game system and have some fun with your friends or family. You can play games on a modern system or you can play one of your classics.

Video games can be a great stress reliever. They help to pass away free time. They can give an adrenaline rush and you get a chance to use your imagination and problem-solving skills.

Video games can be highly engrossing, but some people can become addicted to gaming. The World Health Organization recently recognized "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition.

Simply playing a lot of video games isn't enough to count as a disorder. Rather, the disorder occurs when gaming interferes with people's daily lives.

So have fun gaming, but remember that this should only be one of many strategies that you use to build your resiliency and manage your stress.

If you like today’s wellness tips, let me know. You can leave me a review on amazon or through your #alexa app.

Looking for more tips to build your resiliency? Look for my book on Amazon called Stress Out. 52 Weeks To Letting More Life In

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