Hi Farmers… I am back with another article that aims at enhancing your gaming experience… We had one before where we spoke of some basics to make sure that you are doing things right at your end… Well, this article is a totally different one from the previous one… This one focuses on how to have a healthy gameplay experience… Confused? Well, just read on…
Wondering why this article is necessary? Well, this is something that not just gamers, but everyone else who uses computers for long durations needs to follow… We at Dirt Farmer, care for your health as much as we care to provide you with the best info possible about this game…
“Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering - an image of death” – Buddha
Computer gaming has a long history, and it has been continuing in various stages just because it offers good entertainment for any duration of time… We all enjoy gaming in one form or the other… But do you realize the health issues that break-free and longer hours of gameplay can cause to your body and its health? Well, we can classify these health issues arising from improper gaming habits as Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) is a common/blanket term that is used for several conditions which involves damage done to one or more of the muscles, bones, nerves or soft tissue due to constant, recurring motions. Like any injury, they are generally easier to prevent than to treat once they have become entrenched. Repetitive strain injuries can result in permanent nerve damage and disability. RSIs caused by computer use are generally in the hands, wrists, neck and shoulders, and include the infamous carpal tunnel syndrome, a compression and irritation of the median nerve responsible for sensation in the thumb, index and middle fingers. Well, we shall not go in details about all these medical terms…
Here are some ergonomic tips for remaining pain-free while playing the game:
First and foremost, if you are having pain while playing, you need to rest from the activity. If painful, use cold packs for 10-15 minutes after play to control inflammation and spasms:
Take 10-15 minute breaks for every hour of play.
Perform 15-20 minutes of cardio activity daily to improve circulation and increase oxygen flow to the arms.
Use pillows to support the arms when playing.
Use the lightest touch possible when activating the controller.
Try to keep the arms relaxed and the controller positioned close to your lap rather than having your arms fly up towards your chest.
Try to alternate more intense games or play sequences with those that are less intense.
The room should have adequate lighting. There should be no glare on the screen.
Prevent eye strain by following the 20-20-20 rule. For every 20 minutes of play, focus for 20 seconds on an object 20 feet away.
Proper posture plays an important role too when it comes to speaking of good gaming habits… Below are few images that explain most of the proper postures, improper postures, and tips on how to make sure you have a comfortable gaming session…
Well, that’s all we have to share with you for now… Remember… Health is the most important aspect in life… Only when you have a good health can you enjoy the beauty of life… Remember to share this article with all your dear ones, whether they play games or not… It can save someone from a lot of trouble…
Well, that’s all for now… We shall keep making regular posts in this series from time to time… Don’t forget to share with your friends and help enhance their gameplay experience too…
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