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  1. 10 Benefits Of Stopping Video Game Addiction

  2. Studies have shown that nearly 2 in 10 video game players show signs of addictive behavior. Video game addiction is becoming a wide-spread problem in the U.S., although it is not recognized as a mental disorder by the medical community. If you have addictive behavior towards games, and you are wondering how to quit, then read this article here. If you are looking for good enough reasons to quit gaming, here are ten benefits that gamers report after they’ve stopped playing computer and video games. 1. Better mood Video games have an impact on your mood; if you are addicted to gaming, it’s very likely that you can become aggressive, depressed, or scared while you are playing. Those mood swings can become very strong, especially if you play violent games. Researchers have found that video games can have a desensitizing effect on the human brain. Once you’ve quit gaming, your brain will recover, and your mood will improve. 2. Lots of free time Excessive computer and video game use is taking all of your free time. The average video game addict spends 30 hours a week playing games. This equals 120 hours per month and 1440 hours per year. Once you’ve stopped gaming, you’re going to have a lot of free time on your hands, which you can use to pursue a career, start a business or learn new skills. Use this time to chase real life goals, instead of virtual ones. The feeling of accomplishing something in real life is 100 times better than beating any video game. 3. Weight loss Scientists have found a link between playing video games and obesity; they have found that “video game play in healthy male adolescents is associated with an increased food intake.” Slower metabolism may also be the cause of obesity throughout the gaming

  3. community. Sitting on the couch for hours slows down your calorie absorption, and you start to store fat. Once you’ve stopped playing games, your metabolism will improve, and you will be able to lose weight easier. 4. Life will become exciting again Gaming, just like all addictions, is linked with the dopamine production in your brain. If you tend to play for hours, your brain produces large amounts of dopamine, the chemical which affects your emotions, movements, and your sensations of pleasure and pain. Excessive amounts of dopamine may leave you desensitized to other stimuli. Playing your favorite game for a couple of hours gives you a dopamine “boost” which makes other activities seem boring. When you’ve quit gaming, however, your brain will adjust, and you will start feeling joy from simple stuff like eating a meal, walking in nature, speaking with a friend and going out. 5. Less brain fog Too many hours playing video games can cause forgetfulness and lack of focus. Studies have shown that if you spend more than 4 hours playing video games, you are more likely to have attention problems. It is also known that gaming is one of the causes of memory loss among teenagers. Once you’ve stopped gaming, your brain fog will go away. If you have extreme memory loss, quitting games will not be enough, and it is highly recommended to seek medical attention. To read the full article, please visit the website’s page HERE