How many times did your hear something like: “Obesity is spreading among kids because they spend thousand hours playing video games“. A lot of times, right?
And how many times to thought, “my gosh no!!, the same old song!!!
Well, believe it or not, those days are numbered. A review of studies on games interventions for cardiovascular disease revealed that the use of digital games did not affect the quality of life, self-efficacy, anxiety, or depression.
Is not enough? Ok, here we go.
Most of these studies reported positive health or behavioral outcomes. According to Tom Baranowsky, co-author of the study, “Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the US and in much of the western world.
Compliance with the self-care prescriptions for the heart-related disease therapies tends to be low.
Games may provide a method for reaching large numbers of heart disease patients to teach easy to learn self-care practices in an enjoyable manner”
Ok, i do not like video games, i know but when the science support them…few to be said!! Anyway, I think you do not have to take this literally.