Health Benefits of Gaming

Video games have moved on in the last few decades. Many of us have experienced the transition from simple games in the 70s such as Space Invaders to totally immersive, virtual reality games that blur the line between reality and fantasy. Games have also become more sophisticated in other ways. For example, many have claimed that games have built in health benefits, and that they can enrich your life in a number of ways.

Top 10 Best Selling Gaming Accessories

SaleBestseller No. 1
Sceptre 24' Curved LED Monitor Full HD 1080P HDMI VGA up to 75Hz Speakers, VESA Wall Mount Ready Metal Black 2019 (C248W-1920RN)
939 Reviews
Sceptre 24" Curved LED Monitor Full HD 1080P HDMI VGA up to 75Hz Speakers, VESA Wall Mount Ready Metal Black 2019 (C248W-1920RN)
  • 1800R curve monitor the curved display delivers a revolutionary visual experience with a leading 1800R screen curvature as the images appear to wrap around you for an in depth, immersive experience
  • Hdmi, VGA & PC audio in ports
  • High refresh rate 75Hz
  • Vesa wall mount ready; Lamp Life: 30,000+ Hours
  • Windows 10 Sceptre Monitors are fully compatible with Windows 10, the most recent operating System available on PCs.Brightness: 220 cd/M2
  • 75 hertz
SaleBestseller No. 2
Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte Black
3,740 Reviews
Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte Black
  • The #1 Best-Selling Gaming Mouse in the US: Source - The NPD Group, U. S. Retail Tracking Service, Mice, Gaming Designed, Based on Dollar Sales
  • High-Precision 16, 000 DPI Optical Sensor: Offers on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment through dedicated DPI buttons (reprogrammable) for gaming and creative work
  • Immersive, Customizable Chroma RGB Lighting: Includes 16. 8 million colors w/ included preset profiles; syncs with gameplay and Razer Chroma-enabled peripherals and Philips Hue products
  • 7 Programmable Buttons: Allows for button remapping and assignment of complex macro functions through Razer Synapse
  • Ridged, Rubberized Scroll Wheel for Maximum Accuracy: Small, tactile bumps increases grip and allows for more controlled scrolling in high-stakes gaming situations
  • Durable Mechanical Switches: Supports up to 50 million clicks, backed by a 2 year
SaleBestseller No. 3
Homall Gaming Chair Office Chair High Back Computer Chair PU Leather Desk Chair PC Racing Executive Ergonomic Adjustable Swivel Task Chair with Headrest and Lumbar Support (White)
  • Selected Material:High Density shaping Foam,more comfortable,elasticity resilience and service life;1.8mm thick steel frame,more sturdy and stable;Pu Leather,skin friendly and wear-resisting.
  • Upgraded Configuration:Class-3 gas lift verified by SGS,durable,reliable and supports up to 300lbs;Rubber casters,rolling quietly and tested by 1000 miles rolling.
  • Dimension:Size of Back: 22.5"X30.5"(LXW),Size of Seat: 19.8"X20.5"(LXW),Seat adjustable height:17.3-21.5 inch.
  • Multi-Function:360 Degree Swivel and Multi-direction Wheels,Load Capacity:300-pound maximum weight capacity.Recline function;Between 90 - 180 degree.Rocking function:chair can rock back and forth when you adjust the knob beneath the seat.
  • Wide Usage: This Homall gaming chair is suitable for you to play computer games, watch TV, do the work and have a rest. It will make your space more modern and elegant.
SaleBestseller No. 4
HyperX QuadCast - USB Condenser Gaming Microphone, for PC, PS4 and Mac, Anti-Vibration Shock Mount, Four Polar Patterns, Pop Filter, Gain Control, Podcasts, Twitch, YouTube, Discord, Red LED - Black
396 Reviews
HyperX QuadCast - USB Condenser Gaming Microphone, for PC, PS4 and Mac, Anti-Vibration Shock Mount, Four Polar Patterns, Pop Filter, Gain Control, Podcasts, Twitch, YouTube, Discord, Red LED - Black
  • Anti vibration shock mount
  • Tap to mute sensor with LED indicator
  • Four selectable polar patterns
  • Mount adapter included
  • Convenient gain control adjustment
  • Multi device and chat program compatibility
SaleBestseller No. 5
RUNMUS Gaming Headset Xbox One Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound Stereo, PS4 Headset with Noise Canceling Mic & LED Light, Compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One Controller(Adapter Not Included)
16,092 Reviews
RUNMUS Gaming Headset Xbox One Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound Stereo, PS4 Headset with Noise Canceling Mic & LED Light, Compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One Controller(Adapter Not Included)
  • 50MM DRIVER DELIVERS SURROUND SOUND. Whether you're immersed in God of War or want to hear your enemies motion in Fortnite, PUBG or CS:GO, wearing a professional gaming headset does matter. With a 50mm driver, RUNMUS PS4 headset offers an incredibly surround sound for both games and music.
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN & PREMIUM MATERIAL. Gamers usually play games for many hours, so the comfort is also a key factor when choosing a Xbox one headset. We have tested our headsets for many years on hundreds of different heads, the retractable band and breathable ear pad make sure every player could enjoy the optimal wearing comfort.
  • MULTIPLE PLATFORM COMPATIBILITY. This gaming headset with a 3.5mm audio jack is compatible with PC, PS4 controller, Xbox One controller(Please be noted about that: For xbox one controller 1537, a headset adapter for xbox one controller will be required to use this headset.), Nintendo Switch (audio), Nintendo New 3DS LL/3DS (audio), Nintendo 3DS LL/3DS (audio).
  • NOISE CANCELING MICROPHONE. This PS4 headset provides high-end noise cancellation to enable you to chat to your fellow players with crystal clarity. If you wanna enjoy your valuable me-time without communicating with other players, you could turn off the mic by flipping the switch.
  • 100% QUALITY GUARANTEED & 12-MONTH-WARRANTY. Every RUNMUS gaming headset will go trough a strict quality test process before sending out. We promised to bring the best quality gaming headset to our customer. From the day of purchase of RUNMUS gaming headset, we offer 12 months warranty to our customer. Every customer’s right is fully guaranteed during the warranty period.
Bestseller No. 6
VicTsing [30% Larger] Gaming Mouse Pad, 12 Lighting Modes RGB Mouse Pad, 31.5×15.75×0.2 In, Non-Slip Rubber Base, Soft Smooth Large Waterproof LED Mouse Pad XL Mousepad for Gaming/Esports Pros/Office
  • 【OVERSIZED AND PERFECT SIZE】The size of 31.5 x 15.7 x 0.2 inch will fit your desktop perfect, 30% larger movement space than others! This large gaming mousepad can perfectly match your keyboard and mouse, and there is also extra space for peripherals such as phones, tablets, etc.
  • 【12 LIGHTING MODES】 The gaming mouse pad has 12 lighting modes: includes 8 static light modes and 4 dynamic modes; Uses super glow fiber to make your game atmosphere warmer and more enjoyable.
  • 【EASY TO USE, PLUG & PLAY】 The computer keyboard mouse pad is powered by USB, no driver required, plug and play! With 8 million times test and is extremely durable. Just touch one button to choose the color you want!
  • 【ULTRA SOFT & SMOOTH SURFACE】 Design with superfine fiber braided material, and allows more accurate mouse movement. Smooth LED edges and soft surface will perfectly protect your wrist.
  • 【NON-SLIP & WATERPROOF】 Dense overlapping curve and non-slip rubber base can firmly grip the desktop. Waterproof surface water resistant coating, effectively prevent accidental damage from spilled liquid!
SaleBestseller No. 7
Gaming Keyboard and Mouse and Mouse pad and Gaming Headset, Wired LED RGB Backlight Bundle for PC Gamers and Xbox and PS4 Users - 4 in 1 Gift Box Edition Hornet RX-250
255 Reviews
Gaming Keyboard and Mouse and Mouse pad and Gaming Headset, Wired LED RGB Backlight Bundle for PC Gamers and Xbox and PS4 Users - 4 in 1 Gift Box Edition Hornet RX-250
  • Gaming Mouse and Keyboard and around the Head Gaming Headset and Mouse Mat Complete Starter pack all in one great Gift box (This Bundle includes FOUR items)
  • PC Gaming, PS4 Gaming, Xbox Gaming, Retro Pie Gaming or can be used for normal day to day Computing
  • RGB lights for ultimate PC Gaming Experience
  • Gaming Keyboard and mouse come with 3 rotating colours and breathing mode, 4 colours circular breathing LED Gaming mouse, 4 adjustable DPI (1200, 1600, 2400, 3200). wired membrane gaming Keyboard with multi-coloured LED backlighting, anti-ghosting with 19 key rollover, smooth keystrokes allowing for rapid action in silence, media control keys, gaming Mode function keys, and adjustable legs for wrist comfort
  • Gaming Headset included has stereo sound for deep bass and crisp highs, soft earpads for prolonged sessions, foldable Microphone with Volume cord controls and a versatile 3.5mm audio jack
Bestseller No. 8
Redragon K585 DITI One-Handed RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Blue Switches, Type-C Professional Gaming Keypad with 7 Onboard Macro Keys, Detachable Wrist Rest, 42 Keys
  • 【Slim and Tactile】The K585 keyboard gets rid of those extra keys and keeps the most useful ones in a slim & portable package. All of your keyboard action keys are in one convenient place. No need to worry about misclicked keys. The crisp tactile click of OUTEMU Blue Switches allows you to master the rhythm of the battlefield and make you the MVP.【No CD software included, please download software from http://bit.ly/K585Keyboard】
  • 【Play to Win】With 7 programmable macro keys, binding multiple commands and activating them instantly is simple and quick. Assign single or multiple keystrokes to any macro key to save precious time in the middle of battle.
  • 【Light it Up in Your Way】5 RGB backlit modes are selectable with 16.8 Million Colors. Glorious & amazing lighting effects let the light of victory wreak havoc in the dark.
  • 【USB Pass-Through Port】Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse, wireless headset adapter, or other USB device.
  • 【Form & Function】 Ergonomically designed with a detachable wrist-rest section connected by magnets, the wrist-rest offers great support to make use more comfortable.
Bestseller No. 9
LUXCOMS RGB Soft Gaming Mouse Pad Large, Oversized Glowing Led Extended Mousepad ,Non-Slip Rubber Base Computer Keyboard Pad Mat,31.5X 11.8in
  • 【11 Lighting Modes】 Super Glow Fiber provides a great RGB back lit effect. You can choose from 11 lighting modes: 7 static light modes and 4 dynamic mode.
  • 【Large Size at 31.5x11.8 inches】 The gaming mouse pad will fit your desktop perfectly and provide perfect movement space . Will fit all keyboards and mice and leave extra space.
  • 【Non-slip & Waterproof】 The durable, non-slip rubber base is designed to eliminate unwanted movement and provide a solid platform for eSports gaming. Waterproof coating surface effectively prevent accidental damage from spilled liquid.
  • 【Easy to use, Plug & Play】 This extended mouse pad is powered by USB, plug and play, no driver required.The control button of this mouse pad has been tested for 10 million times and is extremely durable. Just press it to choose the lighting mode you want.
  • 【100% Guarantee】 Lifetime Breakage Warranty & 30 Days Money Back Guarantee.
Bestseller No. 10
J+S Vision Blue Light Shield Computer Reading/Gaming Glasses - 0.0 Magnification - Anti Blue Light 100% UV Protection Low Color Distortion, Classic Black Frame - Essential Gaming Gear
  • PROTECT YOUR EYES - High Energy Blue Light emitted by electronic devices (such as computers, TV, smartphones) have shown to increase the risk of vision conditions from sore dry eyes to macular degeneration. Maintain healthy eyes by reducing exposure to high energy blue light.
  • IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTIVITY - Extended exposure to blue light rays may cause fatigue and stress. Filtering out the High Energy Blue Light allows you to focus on your game or task at hand.
  • BLOCKS 90% OF THE MOST HARMFUL BLUE LIGHT* - J+S Vision Blue Light Shield protects your eyes by filtering out 90% of the most harmful High Energy Blue Light (400nm - 430nm) rays while letting through the less harmful portion of the blue light spectrum. Overal blue block rate: Low Color Distortion lens = ~52%, HD lens = ~62%
  • LOW COLOR DISTORTION LENS - Unlike other glasses on the market with heavily tinted lens. J+S Vision's low color distortion lens is optimised to provides the perfect balance between eye protection and viewing quality.
  • QUALITY CLASSIC FRAME - The classic large rectangular frame is suitable for both male and female while covering large field of vision. Spring loaded temples allows for comfortable fitting for both large and small heads.

Firstly, they can have positive impacts upon your brain. Quite literally, researchers have shown that playing video games can make your brainbigger, as they increase the grey matter in the areas of your brain that areassociated wit certain skills such as spatial awareness and motor skills. Aswell as this, certain types of video games, namely 3D platform games, have beenshown to improve your memory.  Perhapseven more amazingly, gaming has been used to treat attention disorders such asADHD, with games such as Tetris being shown to have the capacity to improvefocus and attention in sufferers.

    They can also have a positive impact on your body and your cardiovascular fitness. A new trend in gaming called exergaming (examples of this include the Nintento Wii) has been shown to improve fitness and activity levels in those who use them. In fact the National Institute of Health conducted a study on exergaming, which suggested that exrgaming can increase activity levels, and they were even wondering whether it could replace the gym for large parts of the population, and be an important tool in the fight against more sedentary lifestyles and childhood obesity.

    We are really only scratching the surface when it comes to the benefits of video games. However, what we know so far is that they have a number of health benefits, and that they are incredibly fun!

To find out more about the health benefits of gaming, see the infographic below from Computer Planet.

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