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Games Can Be Much More Useful Than You Give It Credit For

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The age old sayings have always said that games are the best way to keep you away from complete dumbness and boredom.

Games are the perfect sort of escape from a monotonous life and it helps to refresh your brains from extreme tiredness and same old routine.

In today’s world, video games have risen to an unexpected level of entertainment. It has gained a lot of popularity and has come up with different kinds of variations in its content.

With technology speeding up in lighting speed, Video Games have created quite a name for itself amidst the younger generation and it happens to have a lot of health benefits as well.

1. A healthy shot for the development of your vision

A lot of discoveries and research by scientists have led to the belief that there are certain games which if played in moderation can help you in improving your eye sight for the better. Do not bend more towards straining your eyes, but a moderate amount of times spent focusing and enjoying video games was seen to get a minimal amount of improvement in the affected eye. It has been heard saying lot that watching too much of television is harmful for the vision, but in the case of video games, the outcome is opposite but again it should be done in moderation and the limit should not be exceeded.

2. Getting the crowd to like knowing about the history of places and people

Some of the video games involve historical excerpts and references in their video games. A lot of these games use a historical background to create a story around the game so that it comes out in a flow. These uses of historical characters and places can get kids excited to know more about such historical facts and gain their interest. Thus these video games are a sort of educational inspiration as well to spark the interest regarding history amidst the players.

3. Helps in getting some physical exercises done

There are certain games that would require you to participate a lot more and get your entire body involved thus indulging in a lot of bodily movements. However there are some games in which even a simple handheld controller would drive you towards some physical activity. Certain sports games such as football, basket ball, and long tennis can motivate and help the children to practice and enjoy the same skills outdoors as well. So it is not like it is only limited to indoor activities or indoor involvement.

Therefore since now a day’s kids are more enthusiastic about video games; this article has focused more on that area of games and how it is helping in rekindling some beneficial acts for the users.

How Much Do Kids Need Outdoor Exposure?

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Unfortunately, the fondest traditional childhood activity of playing outdoors has almost vanished in recent times. It is due to the modern technological advancements and ignorance of elders that kids these days don’t know what a fun outdoor games can be. A research conducted in 2012 concluded parents do not involve their kids, especially girls in outdoor activities. I will be talking about how much kids need to be outside their homes and engage themselves in physical activities as the article unfolds. Stick around!

Why Are Physical Activities Being Ignored Nowadays?

Have you heard from your parents that their own parents used to push them out for playing every day? It is the story of every home and this is why our parents are more physically active than us. Most of the times, adults blame kids for sitting in front of the screens for long, but they don’t realize it’s not entirely children’s fault. They as a parent have not created such an environment of their homes that their kids could go out and play. It sure is a challenge for them to do so with all those fancy gadgets around, but they should fight it instead of blaming their kids. However, the challenge can be overcome by educational institutions as they have both school playground equipment and preschool playground equipment to keep the kids engaged.

How Much Kids Need to Go Outside?

According to experts, kids of age twelve to thirty months should be taken out for fun every day for minimum thirty minutes. However, kids above this age MUST have exposure to the outside environment every day for at least an hour. According to a research conducted in 2012, only half of the children in the world take part in outdoor physical activities on regular basis. These are five years old results and I am sure the situation must have got worse till now. The same study showed that 42% children who do not have child care facilities such as day care that would take them out of the sedentary lifestyle do not play outside at all.

Another shocking factor is that girls are even more discouraged to take part in outdoor activities. Therefore, there is a clear difference in the number of boys and girls who are active in physical activities. As mentioned earlier, the two core reasons for ignoring the importance of taking kids outside are technological development and busy life of parents.