Top 5 Tips for Stay Fit Without Compromising a Gamer Lifestyle

Posted by Nimi Qaisar | Jan 13th, 2023 10:28 AM  
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Following healthy habits in your daily life doesn’t suggest you have to compromise with your gaming routine. Learn how to stay fit without abandoning your gamer lifestyle with these 5 super easy tips. Read ahead.

The human body was designed to be active. While video games are an entertaining hobby, they require long periods of sitting. If you're a serious gamer, you probably spend a lot of time every day playing games on your console or PC without getting up from your chair.

Not anymore! You don't have to sacrifice your gaming habits to maintain good health. Though you should be aware of the side effects when you spend long hours in your chair without moving a single inch.

Lack of any physical activity leaves no space for your body to burn excess fat and stay lean and fit. Whereas, Weight gain in itself is an invitation to numerous health complications. Some of the highlighted fat-related issues are high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. The muscles in your back, buttocks, and abdominal muscles become tight and inflamed, due to an uncomfortable and unhealthy posture. 

Therefore, incorporating healthy exercise and eating habits throughout the day can help you maintain your strength, and also allows you to continue your gaming without any compromises.  Have a look at 5 Essential Tips to stay fit without losing your gamer lifestyle:

1. Swap Unhealthy Snacks for Nutritious Ones

Gamer Snacks to Eat

Gaming is sometimes associated with binge eating and numerous unhealthy snacks like chips, cookies, candy, and soda becomes its soul partners.

Research suggests that playing video games or even watching TV can have an impact on how people eat. People tend to eat more than they have to, while gaming.  To avoid this, you can try replacing such unhealthy snacks with nutritious ones. Here’s a list of some healthy snacks any gamer should eat:

  • Edamame
  • Frozen Grapes
  • Flatbreads and 
  • Hummus
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Assorted Nuts
  • Almonds, 
  • Pistachios, and Walnuts

2. Swap Energy Drinks for Protein Shakes

Protein Shakes for Gamers

Shakes made with protein powder are another way to keep up the energy without adding unhealthy processed ingredients or consuming whopping calories. Consuming unhealthy processed foods often fills your tummy when actually your body is not getting enough protein. 

Therefore, invest in some quality protein powder and a protein shaker and swap it with liters of soda or energy drinks you gulp down every day while gaming. Incorporating shakes into your daily diet is an awesome gaming hack that keeps your health as well as gaming, all in balance. 

It will also ensure you're getting the right amount of protein and energy to get your workout done.

3. Invest in Interactive Video Game Exercise

Stretch While Gaming

Another great way to get your body involved while playing video games is to purchase one of the many interactive gaming systems, or virtual reality. Choose such games which allow you to move while you play. For example, The Nintendo Wii is the first gaming system that allows you to move while playing video games. But now other major console manufacturers have similar products designed too. Xbox offers a large selection of active video games, including Xbox Fitness, Kinect Sports, and various dance games, among others. 

If you are a PlayStation user, you can also enjoy similar interactive games and help keep your body fit without having to give up your gaming lifestyle. If possible you can also purchase virtual Reality headsets like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, & enjoy actively ‘moving’ games like Beat Saber to get fit.

4. Stretch While Gaming To Avoid Inflammation

If you are experiencing Joint pain and muscle stiffness then it's a big sign that you should take breaks amidst long sessions of your gaming. Stretching during video game sessions is an essential gaming habit that protects your body from any severe inflammation. 

Spend at least three to five minutes every hour stretching your legs, back, arms, and chest.

5. Try Exercising while Gaming

Exercising While gaming

Yeah, it can be the last thing you might wonder to do while gaming. But exercising is vital to optimal health as it keeps your metabolism in check, builds muscle, and burns fat. 

Believe it or not, there are actually dozens of drills you can do while playing. Many of these drills are done while seated so you can focus on your game, but even if you do these exercises during play, you still need to incorporate other stretches and exercises that involve standing to ensure your legs are engaged. Therefore, make a plan and do 2-3 exercises amidst short breaks from gaming.

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