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Playing video games: an effective way to combat stress

the effects of video game abuse on health, but did you know that they also help to release stress

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Much has been said about the effects of video game abuse on health, but did you know that they also help to release stress?

In recent years, video games have found a place in our daily lives. The gaming sector  is an unbeatable state and introduced syncb ppextr to enhance the fame of gaming industry, and the number of people who consume this type of game has exceeded 16 million users, where 56% are men and 41% are women. It has also been linked to stress, for better and for worse.

All these responses are associated with what we commonly call ‘stress’. The stress is vital to deal with situations of the environment natural response of the body that may pose a danger or the need to adapt. The stress response involves intense changes in our body. Between them, chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol are released, the sympathetic nervous system manages an increase in heart and respiratory rate, and blood glucose levels rise. We even know that stress can modify brain anatomy by destroying brain connections. But this essential phenomenon becomes a health risk when it becomes chronic, giving rise to harmful effects that we know as immunodeficiency, insomnia, memory problems, anxiety, and depression, among others. Currently the economic situation is favorable for this type of demand to the body, we feel threatened, frustrated, our life goals are often paralyzed by the worsening of working conditions, the loss of work or the situation of prolonged unemployment.

There has been a lot of talk about its use, most of it being negative comments. Many parents worry that their children will become more violent or that they are not sociable due to excessive gambling. But there have been studies that show that video games have an advantage: they help combat stress.

A very common disease, but with serious consequences

Stress is a natural response of our body and serves to address situations that may pose a danger. Why is it harmful? Due to the great changes, our body undergoes in these situations.

In case of chronic stress, it can produce symptoms such as memory problems, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stress is classified as a global epidemic. A pathology caused by an exaggerated workload.

Manage emotions in front of the screen.

These platforms can help us develop our capacity for self-control and know how to deal with certain situations in front of our computer or video console.

Many users find in video games away to define useful strategies by managing their emotions to cope with stress and thus obtain the rewards they obtain when passing a level.

Play, but in moderation.

As it happens in all aspects, anything in excess is harmful and in the world of video games, the same thing happens.

Playing for long periods of time is not good for our health. Its moderate use can help effectively in the release of stress, but otherwise, it can lead to serious problems.

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