Let’s be honest: we all love gaming, and we all spend way too much time doing it. It’s never just “one more round”, despite our best efforts of convincing everyone that it is. Needless to say, spending such huge amounts of time playing video games can have quite a detrimental effect on your body. Let’s see what all that gaming is doing to your health!
Increased Risk of Obesity
I mean, this one’s pretty obvious: if you spend a lot of time sitting down, you’re not going to get any thinner. While this counts for playing video games, this counts for pretty much every hobby you do sitting down.
It Is An Addiction
Yes, I know, it’s not exactly the new heroin and I’m pretty sure we won’t be seeing video games being sold on the black market any time soon (at least not for drug-related reasons), but video games can really have an addictive effect and make you disregard more important parts of your life just to beat Dark Souls. And we all know that’s never happening.
Much to everyone’s surprise, looking at a computer screen for hours on end can damage your eyesight. Somehow this is all video gaming’s fault, and not the fact that most jobs these days require you to spend 8 hours a day in front of a computer. Na-ah, it’s the gaming you do after work that’s screwing with your eyes.