I was speaking to a client about his son’s video game habits and his lack of physical activity the other day. I pointed out that there has been recent research showing that some aspects of video gaming are actually positive and can be helpful in helping people learn to work with others, problem solving, improve hand-eye coordination and more. Then I got an email from a fellow blogger, FugalDad who created an insightful graphic that shows some of the research info graphically.
At the same time, I do believe in moderation i all things, including video gaming! And I don’t think that sitting for long periods of time without physical activity is healthy. But a balance of some video gaming, especially of the active sort like Wii or Kinect, and real life outdoor activities, can be a healthy part of your children’s life and yours!
Since a picture is worth a 1000 words, I thought I’d share his graphic and link to his blog. For more about Frugal Dad, click here.
Source: Frugal Dad
- Can Video Games Keep You Vital? (everydayhealth.com)
- Video Games: Not So Bad After All? (blogs.the-american-interest.com)
- Study: Video games aid post-stroke motor skills (news.cnet.com)
- The Interesting Neurology of Gaming (forbes.com)