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Video Games Can Be Healthy

If someone ever told you video games were mind rotting and do nothing for you, then they were wrong. A study from the Harvard Mental Health Letter from October 2010 said that video games, although at times aggressive, help children develop their motivation and personality.

There are also several other ways video games are beneficial such as by enhancing motor skills for developing boys and girls, by helping them learn how to interact.

Another study from the News Center of the University of Utah published in the Health and Medicine section in September 2012 stated that video games are therapeutic for children with illnesses. The study says it helps kids relax during their illness, and helps them keep their mind off the illness.

One of the major reasons video games are healthy is because they are stress relieving. Video games help people with depression, and provide entertainment, which is why people play them so often. When kids have a stressful day, playing video games gives them a chance to unwind and relax.

Even though video games are used to help emotional pain, they can also help physical pain. A study from the University of Washington Seattle and U.W. Harborview Burn Center said that playing video games provides pain relief. They did a test with a game called “Snow World” which lets patients through snowballs at Artic animals, and patients who played this game required less pain medicine than those who didn’t.

Next time your parents refuse to buy you video games, tell them it’s for your health.

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  • From time to time, assessments are conducted as to which of the available video games are considered the best among the rest. In this article, the focus is on the ranking of the video games based on sales which is reasonable enough since the game with the highest sales is definitely the finest. Otherwise, it will not be patronized by the gamers themselves. Halfway through the year 2013, the NPD Group has released its rankings based on the sales reported by retail outlets for the period January to April. Below are the top 5 video games as reported by NPD Group.