Some of you know already, I’m going on a trip next week to become a personal fitness trainer. Also starting this fall, I am going back to collage to get a degree in nutrition. No, I’m not really a health nut. I just enjoy learning about better ways to live. Trust me, this post has to do with the main factor in gaming, you.
In all the games we play we get lives. Some games we even get an endless amount of lives, like in MMOs. We don’t concern ourselves too much with the repercussion of dying. Yeah, our gear might deteriorate or we might have to ghost run to our corpse, but that isn’t too bad. Ok, sometimes it’s a pain in the ass. All in all, it’s not as bad as dying in real life.
As gamers we sometimes neglect our health for the quick fix of getting in a raid. Gaming is a stagnant lifestyle. That means we are at a near-resting state while we are gaming. That leads to a slower heart rate and a slower metabolism. In the end, it leads to a bigger waist and ass.
We sacrifice our health for a quick fix. Unlike a video game, we don’t get a second chance to try again. You knew that though. Now that I told you the obvious, I’ll give you a few tip on how to kickstart your heart without interfering with your gaming.
(Note: you should never sit for more than 25 minutes at a time if you can help it. Prolonged pressure on your spine deteriorates it and makes you susceptible to lower back pain.)
1. When you die in the game you are playing, do as many push up you can in 20 seconds. Wait 10 seconds and so it again. Look at that, 50 seconds and you got off your butt and got your heart pumping.
2. Anytime you use a travel method or wait for a load screen, do as many sit up you can in 20 seconds. Wait 10 seconds and repeat. Again, just 50 seconds.
3. Look at you getting a new achievement! Get up and do jumping jacks (if you can’t do jumping exercises, alternate lifting legs 90 degrees and touch the raised knee with your hand) for 20 seconds. Yup you guessed it- wait 10 sec and repeat.
Those are three simple exercise to get you heart pumping and your butt out of a chair. Of course, if you are unable to do any of these because of medical reason, please do not attempt them. Consult your doctor and see what you can do instead.
You only get one life. Take care of it so you can play more games longer.
- funny I have no tags for a serious post