It’s going to be a rough winter so level up with this essential addition to the gaming arsenal
Gaming has quickly become the most popular hobby in the world, with approximately 3.09 billion out of our 8 billion population taking part in some form of digital challenge. For many years health was not really discussed within the culture, everyone was too busy having fun. So for a long time, the negative stereotype of gamers was true for too many – minimal sunlight, minimal exercise, and terrible nutrition. Staying in too much, excessive screen time, being out of shape, and having bad posture, just unhealthy looking and easily sick.
Today, however, it’s a totally different story, with increasing numbers of young video gamers viewing eSports as a highly lucrative career opportunity, rather than just a recreational activity. Just as physical athletes in track and field, or MMA, professional gamers have much to lose, so now take their mental and physical health extremely seriously, and for them, maintaining a strong immune system is a high priority, especially in winter.
Benefits of a strong immune system for gamers
It’s not just the ensuing tough weather, or the demands of competition that put stress on the gamer. Like any athlete, the young people who enter this extremely challenging, hyper-competitive community are put under immense stress and pressure all year round from the realities of having coaches, competition, fans, teammates, and financial sponsors.
Other expectations and challenges are put upon gamers, such as the requirement to be highly competitive and focused, yet sociable and prepared to commit serious time and energy to improve their game and position on the board. Meeting many people and lots of traveling has its downfalls, so sometimes health takes a back seat and quick fixes are taken in haste – leading to a fuzzy, fragile mind, crashes, poor sleep, and a higher risk of infection.
Gamers who build and maintain a strong immune system, benefit from:
- Feeling better and healthy
- Fewer infections
- Faster healing and recovery
- More energy
- Better sleep
- Better skin, hair, and nails