Health Hazards Playing MMOs
Date: 01-23-2010 Views:
KeyWords: Health,MMOs,Johnny Lim
- Summary: Health is wealth as they say. So this article may remind MMO players to take serious responsibility concerning the conditions of their body. When playing games we tend to just sit there and the only parts of the body that move are the eyes, fingers and arm.
Health Hazards Playing MMOsBy Johnny Lim
The crave to write a simple and easy to follow tips is what I am here for. In an MMO scenario, my articles can be a tool for savvy gamers.Providing essential in-game information to finish different tasks in MMO games.
Health is wealth as they say. So this article may remind MMO players to take serious responsibility concerning the conditions of their body. When playing games we tend to just sit there and the only parts of the body that move are the eyes, fingers and arm. After few hours of having that position, isn't it that we felt stiffness and strains from different part of the body? Some other concerns are the level of intensity and excitement that the games are projecting. Or at a younger ages can impaired visions. Players should take some precautionary measures to have a healthy way of gaming.
Game advisories such as this are important so much so on health issues.
Recent studies show that computer users particularly those staying longer hours behind the monitors, have a tendency to experience different types of body strains. I personally often had strain and stiff neck from time to time. Some friends that have the same passion for playing online games as mine, have also complain of back pains as a result of sitting their butts for ages. Usually spasms and strains develop because of deregulated flow of blood in veins and muscles without movements or out of positions. So the way to minimize the concurrent of pain one must do the following procedures For every 30 minutes of playing time, in between that intervals one must move his or her head sideways for 8 counts and another 8 for up and downward positions. And finally move it a left and right position also in 8 counts. These procedures can ease tensions, minimize the potential injuries that may occur and let the blood flows regularly . Doctors say it is better to the exercise in a standing position. After doing that, have a relaxing walk for about two minutes. And then players can continue playing for another 30 minutes then do the procedures again and so on. If a strain and stiffness do occur, apply some medicated plaster or a liniment to soothe it and have a time to consult with your physician about it for better treatment.
Neck and back pains
due to prolong gaming
Battling enemies in MMO games somehow generates a degree of intensity. We tend to play the game with emotions. Now that is a bad thing and has an adverse effect in our health. It may develop to serious issues such as nervous breakdown and heart ailment. In playing games being comfortable is the key to a healthy gaming lifestyle. As much as possible the gaming vicinity can be installed with air conditioning and proper ventilation in an Internet cafe scenario. Air supply is being met so gamers can play with smooth and calm dispositions. In between breaks from the game, players can have a glass of water for cooling down body temperature to feel comfortable. The thing about playing games is don't get to much serious and involve with it . If players fail to do a task, it can always be tried again. The only things wasted are time and effort. Playing MMO games will get use to it. If a player starts to inhibit heavy breathing, stop playing games for a specified time and ask a physician to evaluate you. Difficulty in breathing is a symptom of heart ailment. In a matter where health is the issue, prevention is better than cure. So before the situation gets worse better act now to prevent ailments.
Playing behind the monitor makes our eyes strain. The heat and little amount of radiation that is emitting from the computer screen make it even worse in term of the condition of the player's eye. Younger players should be more cautious. They are prone to this kind of health hazard. The result would be impaired vision and it will be required for him or her to have glasses. Thus further gaming can make the 20/20 vision more improbable to have as it will be deteriorated due to the exposure of the eye to harmful media. As an effective measure against vision impairment. One can be advised that if ever they want to play games, the distance between the eye of the gamer and the monitor must be in an appropriate level around 300 to 500 centimeters, Just enough for a comfortable vision of the eyes. Also put an anti-glare glass screen on the monitor to reduce the intensity of the radiation being emitted .Most MMO games require playing with huge amount of time to be exposed on the monitor so as a preventive measure, one can sport a sunglass not just to look cooler but to let it guard the eyes against harmful rays from the monitor. Should the eyes becomes dry, try to seek an ophthalmologist to let the eye examine because it tends to have a serious effect when the eyes easily dry up. Take a better care of our vision. 90% of our knowledge being acquired is through our sense of sight.
As players are more concentrated on finishing the quest or job at hand, we tend to skip meals .More often than not it is as if players don't have the feeling of hunger. It is very important to have a meal in appropriate time because of regulated digestive clock that we have. If one cannot have it, the consequence may be chances are the player can develop an ulcer. This health condition is pretty much hard to contain once it affected the player's eating habit. Medicines and treatment for ulcers are expensive. So players should be ready and try to be able to munch something while playing games. Lollipops and hard candies can be alternatives to suppress the amount of acid being release by the body . Thus to prevent making damage to the walls of your stomach. If a player feels his or her stomach has a gaseous feeling. It is recommended to seek professional help to lesser the chance of getting the ulcer worse.
Playing MMO games is fun and exciting but when it can have an adverse effect on human health. It is not anymore ignored upon . This is what drove some MMO developers to post health advisories within their respective games . It is a good advocacy for the gamers by the game developers that are enhancing the playability and excitement of MMO games.