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Keeping Fit And Healthy – Fitness Advice For Esports Players

Keeping Fit And Healthy – Fitness Advice For Esports Players

Gaming is a sedentary activity that keeps people in front of their computer screens. In that sense, it’s no different from office work, even though it’s usually more fun. So to combat its long-term negative effects on your health, you need to take measures early on and stick to a set of guidelines.

Exercise 3-5 times per week

Even if you only do it for 30 minutes per session, exercising 3-5 times per week will have a huge impact on your health. Your focus and energy levels will be better, and your overall mood will be improved as well. Without even knowing why, you’ll feel more motivated and more enthusiastic.

Stretch And Take Brief Walks Regularly

Do not stay glued to your chair for more than 2 hours at a time. Set a timer if you have to. Every 2 hours, stand up, stretch for at least 5 minutes and take a brief walk. Incorporating such actions in your routine will help prevent injuries in the long run.

When you play video games, your arms, neck, back, and eyes are constantly under stress. Make sure you take good care of them and don’t develop an abusive relationship with your body. Otherwise, even if you don’t feel the effects immediately, in the long run you almost certainly will.

Go to a physiotherapist if you have to and learn a set of exercises designed to keep your body in good shape.

The 20:20:20 Rule

Even in an intense gaming session you need to remember to look after your eyes. Looking at screens for extended periods of time can relax certain parts of your eyes and impact your long-term vision. It’s important to employ the 20:20:20 rule when gaming to maintain good eye health.

Every 20 minutes, focus on something at least 20 metres away, for at least 20 seconds.

This small exercise takes only a moment, but can have huge benefits for resetting and refreshing your eyes and giving certain muscles a chance to rest.

Sleep during the night for at least 6-7 hours

Sleep deprivation is hugely detrimental to your body and also to your mind. Your ability to focus and your energy levels are affected by when you sleep, how much you sleep, and how well you sleep. There are very good books on this topic and you should read at least one of them. Gamers tend to burn the midnight oil and sleep at irregular hours. Try to avoid this mistake if you want to avoid health problems in the long run. Also, do not eat or drink alcohol at least 2 hours before you go to sleep, because it will ruin your body’s ability to rest properly.

Eat Healthy And Drink Water

Another bad habit of gamers is eating only junk food and drinking soda instead of water. Doing this will completely ruin your health in the long run. If you need, consult with a nutritionist about this. But make sure you don’t engage in destructive daily habits because they will affect not just your body, but also your cognitive abilities.

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