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    Ways to keep healthy while gaming

    1. Take breaks
    Marathon gaming sessions are terrible for your body, and guess what—they’re not great for your in-game scores, either. Every few hours, take at least ten or fifteen minutes to get up, move around, and get your mind and body focused on something other than the game for a little while. You’ll find that when you come back you feel refreshed, and often you’ll notice yourself actually playing better, too.

    2. Work out during loading screens/deaths/pauses
    If you really want to be healthy while gaming, this is a really easy way to fit in workouts without changing your schedule at all. Almost any game you might be playing features pauses in the action like the between-games lobby, the long MOBA death timer, or the single-player loading screen as you move from area to area. Use these short breaks to get in a quick workout.

    Since working out isn’t fun for most people, this can even be used as a way to motivate yourself to do better in the game. If you hate pushups but you start doing ten pushups every time you die in Dota, pretty soon you’re going to be in better shape and you’re going to be dying less—that’s a win-win! Jumping-jacks, sit ups, and even quick exercises with free weights like curls are all good things to do during these short breaks in your gaming.

    3. Work out while you game: motion gaming
    If you have any kind of motion-sensing game system, then there are lots of games that’ll give you a pretty good workout while still making things fun. My advice is skip the workout games and play a dancing or sports game; they’ll still get your blood pumping but it’ll be way less boring.

    Of course, if you’ve got tons of money to blow, there are also high-tech solutions like the Omni out there for you. Very few people can afford to blow $500 on gaming accessories like that, but if you’re one of those very few, that’s probably the best possible way to get exercise while gaming.

    4. Work out while you game: exercise bike
    If you have an exercise bike at home (you’d be surprised how cheap you can find them used), then you can play almost any single player game while riding it, to give yourself a good workout. I beat the entire game of Dishonored, for example, in 30-minute increments while riding an exercise bike. Obviously, since you’re holding a controller in your hands rather than the handlebars, you’re not going to be getting an extreme workout this way, but it certainly beats sitting in a chair and not moving at all.

    (If you’re really techy, I’ve also heard of people doing stuff liking wiring their exercise bike to the computer so that it registers your pedaling as pressing the W key. That would probably result in a lot of great workouts, but I don’t think it’s very easy to set up. There are some consumer products that claim to do this as well, but I’m not sure how well they work.)

    If you don’t have an exercise bike at home, you can still play mobile games while riding the bike at your local gym. Obviously you’ll want to be playing a game that’s fairly simple, but it’s totally doable even on a tiny screen. I’ve put in hours of exercise on the bike while playing games like Jetpack Joyride and Plants vs. Zombies on my phone, for example.

    5. Gamify your exercise
    This one requires the highest level of self-control, but if you’re up for it, you can set goals for yourself to “unlock” more gaming time, or other gaming related rewards. For example, I never allow myself to play games for fun until I’ve finished my workout for the day. There are lots of days when I don’t feel like working out, but I always want to play games, so I force myself to do the workout as a way of ‘justifying’ the gaming. This is basically just a psychological trick—there’s nothing preventing me from gaming even if I don’t work out except for myself—so it may or may not work for you. But setting up some kind of system that incentivizes you to work out by rewarding you with games is definitely worth considering.

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    Your workout idea is great.

    For example: Every time you lose the game, do push-ups/sit-ups, etc as a a punishment.


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    Yeah thats what i meant And don't forget to blink ofcourse that really important

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    This really is a good idea did you copy and past you did you find this your self?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo Boss View Post
    Your workout idea is great.

    For example: Every time you lose the game, do push-ups/sit-ups, etc as a a punishment.
    Inb4playingCSandFaceAimbotters

    +11100000 pushups lol


    Now seriously, its a good plan-
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    I got it from the new release book just today..... and i type it for u goys XDXD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokou-Sama View Post

    Inb4playingCSandFaceAimbotters

    +11100000 pushups lol


    Now seriously, its a good plan-

    You = +11100000 pushups
    Me = 999999999++ pushups

    Playing flappybird is killing meh ;(( haha

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    If you want to be fit and game then download Dark Souls and have yourself do 20 push-up for each death that you suffer, including invasions and PvP deaths. There are a few streamers who have done that in the past and they only lasted around 2 hours before being so tired that they could hardly even concentrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nariobros View Post
    I got it from the new release book just today..... and i type it for u goys XDXD

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    You = +11100000 pushups
    Me = 999999999++ pushups

    Playing flappybird is killing meh ;(( haha

    By the way I love your gif
    Dude its freaking awesome, literally!
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