Effect on mental and physical fitness

Ok so the idea is how one might be able to utilize games not just for entertainment but as a means to improve oneself. How can games improve mental and physical fitness? I’ll just touch upon these ideas and get into more detail later.

Concerns about video game’s effect on the brain and it’s link to violence and attention span have long been debated. In a similar vein though, games have been lauded to improve problem solving and multitasking skills. Now games such as BrainAge use gaming platforms to train people’s brain. Studies and experiments are being flung about and i’ll start to post them here as i come across them.

A no-brainer is how games can get more interactive and improve physical fitness. I’ve been saying for YEARS how video games have sucha potential to make workouts fun. I can sit down and play a fun game for HOURS, workouts though seem to last forever. Making exercise fun through video games can make exercise rewarding enough to get in shape. Bally’s and all those workout places need machines all hooked up like an arcade with leader boards, progress tracking and interactive assisted coaching. Imagine that! In the very least it wouldn’t be so hard to make an interface from workout machine as a controller at home to video game console. The technology is here, we just need the creative to build it!

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