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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
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
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
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Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor - Chroma RGB Lighting - 7 Programmable Buttons - Mechanical Switches - Rubber Side Grips - Matte Black
  • High Precision 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor: Offers on the fly sensitivity adjustment through dedicated DPI buttons (reprogrammable) for gaming and creative work
  • Customizable Chroma RGB Color Profiles: Includes 16.8 million color combinations with included preset profiles
  • Durable Mechanical Switches: Supports up to 50 million clicks, backed by a 2 year warranty
  • Ridged, rubberized scroll wheel for maximum accuracy: Small, tactile bumps increases grip and allows for more controlled scrolling in high stakes gaming situations
  • 7 programmable buttons: Allows for button remapping and assignment of complex macro functions through Razer Synapse
Bestseller No. 3
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC, Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB, 8GB DDR4, 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD, WiFi Ready & Win 10 Home (GXiVR8060A8, Black)
  • System: Intel Core i5-9400F 2. 9GHz 6-Core | Intel B360 Chipset | 8GB DDR4 | 240GB SSD | 1TB HDD | Genuine Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB Video Card | 1x HDMI | 1x DisplayPort
  • Connectivity: 6 x USB 3. 1 | 2 x USB 2. 0 | 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000 | 802. 11AC Wi-Fi | Audio: 7. 1 Channel | Keyboard and Mouse
  • Special Feature: window side Case Panel | Custom ARGB case Lighting | RGB 7 Colors Gaming mouse
  • 1 Year Parts & Labor | Free Lifetime Tech Support
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
  • 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
Bestseller No. 5
I Paused My Game to Be Here | Funny Video Gamer Gaming Player Humor Joke for Men Women T-Shirt-(Adult,3XL) Sport Grey
  • MICHIGAN ARTISTS & PRINTERS | this design was drawn and screen printed (silk screened) with pride by our skilled illustrators and printers in Ann Arbor. If you're ever in the area, stop by for a free tour and see how we make your apparel! Tagless tag is printed on fabric inside collar, you can't feel it.
  • UNISEX MODERN FIT SIZING | this shirt is slightly tapered to be a little less boxy than the old style of mass-market t-shirt. Nothing drastic, and most people wear the same size in our shirts as they do in all of their others, but you might go one size larger if you're on the fence. It is pre-shrunk, but like any high-cotton product, will still shrink slightly in the wash. Our model photos are the real thing - the actual shirt on our salesguy, Rich. He's 6' 2", 200 lbs and wearing a large
  • SOFT FABRICS | This shirt is a ringspun, 30/1 fine jersey knit on 90% USA-grown cotton (10% polyester for the two-tone effect). If you don't speak t-shirt geek, that means they are soft and smooth with a high thread-count, tight knit made out of fuzzy plants grown by American farmers. These are mid-weight shirts - a bit lighter than your mass-market, thick gym class t-shirts, but substantial / not see-through. It's a nice balance between comfort and durability
  • TOP QUALITY INKS | We use QCM screen printing inks, manufactured in Pineville, North Carolina. These are high quality inks - vibrant and durable, and highly crack resistant. Some of our designs are intentionally faded or cracked (see product photos), but our inks always "do what they are told" by our printers. We use top of the line printing presses and ovens (to cure inks) made by M&R in Illinois
  • SAFE CHEMISTRY | QCM has been one of the most forward-thinking ink manufacturers in the industry, going phthalate-free over ten years ago - way ahead of the curve. They're also CFC free and rated as carcinogen-free by the state of California
SaleBestseller No. 6
LG 34GL750-B 34 inch 21: 9 Ultragear Curved Wfhd (2560 X 1080) IPS 144Hz G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor
  • G sync compatible
  • 34 inches ultra wide 21: 9 Full HD (2560 x 1080) IPS display
  • 144 Hertz refresh rate
  • 1ms motion blur reduction
  • HDR10 compatible
  • Adaptive Sync technology
  • Height adjustable stand
Bestseller No. 7
RESPAWN 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair, Reclining Ergonomic Leather Chair with Footrest, in Gray (RSP-110-GRY)
  • GAMIFIED SEATING: A racecar-style gaming chair that provides luxury and comfort, whether it's used for intense gaming sessions and climbing to the top of the leaderboards, or long work days.
  • ERGONOMIC COMFORT: With segmented padding designed to give highly contoured support when and where you need it most, this ergonomic chair is also equipped with an extendable footrest for position reinforcement. Adjustable headrest and lumbar support pillows, as well as padded armrests provide all-around comfort.
  • 4D ADJUSTABILITY: Find your optimal position by raising or lowering your chair and reclining between 90 - 155 degrees with tilt tension adjustment and infinite locking positions. Soft, padded armrests pivot with the chair as it reclines. Full 360 degrees of swivel rotation enable dynamic movement.
  • PREMIUM MAKE: Upholstered in bonded leather in bold, contrasting colors but maintains a professional look, this gamer chair can also be used as an office chair. Gaming chair includes a 275 pound weight capacity for long-lasting use.
  • WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK: Sit back and relax knowing this video game chair is backed by the RESPAWN by OFM Limited Lifetime warranty, and dedicated, year-round representative support.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Logitech G332 SE Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Enjoy expansive sound - big 50 mm audio drivers deliver an incredible sound experience.
  • Be heard loud and clear - The Big 6 mm boom mic makes sure you're heard by gaming partners and mutes when flipped up.
  • Use one headset for all game platforms - Your headphones work with your PC or Mac via 3.5 mm cable, or with gaming consoles including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo switch, and mobile devices via a 3.5 mm cable.Audio Sensitivity:107dB SPL/mW
  • Game for hours in comfort - everything about these headphones is about comfort: The Deluxe lightweight sports mesh ear cups and headband are made to keep pressure off your ears. Ear cups rotate up to 90 degrees for convenience.
SaleBestseller No. 9
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. 10
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 note: newer models have a headphone jack, older ones require an adapter.), 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.
  • RELIABLE AFTER-SALES TEAM. 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. If any question or problem, please feel free to reach out to our after-sales support team. We'll reply to you within 24 hours.

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.

About the author

Baki Billah

Baki Billah is InnoReviews's resident Editor-in-Chief with genuine love and passion for all things tech. Baki works diligently to ensure only the best products ever make it onto the platform and are showcased in InnoReviews's carefully curated, tested and expertly researched, informative buying guides.

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