Can excessive gaming be bad for you?

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 3:11 am

Many enthusiastic gamers worry whether their excessive gaming habits can cause them any long-term problems, and fortunately there’s a lot of information circulating online about potential issues. If we were to look at many case studies into negative medical problems that stem from gaming, there are some of the following:

  • auditory hallucinations
  • enuresis, encopresis
  • wrist pain
  • neck pain
  • elbow pain
  • tenosynovitis
  • hand-arm vibration syndrome
  • repetitive strain injuries
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • obesity.

That’s quite overwhelming to think, but these are potential issues that can stem from extreme video gaming. It’s not secret that video games should not be number one on your priority list of activities, and you do need to make sure you’re socialising, exercising and developing real life skills. Completing a gam can seem like a big achievement, but it may prevent you from achieving a real achievement in life! So put the controller down and go outdoors when you’re playing games a bit too much!

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