Exercise and video games should go hand in hand. A new study details what we must do to make up for the long hours we spend sitting.
Playing video games is not the most beneficial activity in the world on a physical level, unless you dedicate yourself to doing speedruns of Ring Fit Adventure. As this is not usually the case, it is always recommended that a good gaming session is offset by another good exercise session.
The problems of sedentary lifestyle, which can very often be seen associated with too long sessions playing video games, can be combated with a good physical exercise routine. Surely you have heard that exercising 30 minutes a day can help reduce health problems.
However, a new study (via BBC) indicates that this is not always the case, since each person’s activity is different. An investigation led by the Glasgow Caledonian University has ruled that exercising a certain amount of time per day reduces the probability of premature death by 30%. How long specifically?
Thirty minutes of physical activity a day or 150 minutes a week is what is recommended, but it still has the potential to undo all that good work if you sit too long, recognized Sebastien Chastin, professor of dynamics of the behavior of the health of the GCU.
Well, as we have already said, the advice to exercise 30 minutes a day may be good, but not the most accurate in the world now that we know the result of this study. It explains that 3 minutes of intense or moderate exercise or 12 minutes of light physical activity should be done for every hour that we remain seated in a day.
Now it’s time to do the math. That is, if we spent 3 hours sitting playing a video game, that could be fought with 9 good minutes of cardio, for example. As always, we can continue to enjoy our passion, but it is very important to follow healthy habits if we want to remain fit and in good health. Following these tips we might end up like this 93-year-old youtuber who plays better than any of us.
This article was published in Hobby Consolas by David Rodríguez.