How much is enough

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  1. Max007

    Max007 New Member

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    Many of us are dedicated gamers. Unfortunately staying glued to a television screen can impact your health. I set limits for myself. I try to spend only a couple hours a few times a week gaming. I don't always do great at it, but I do my best.
     
  2. Squigly

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    I probably spend a lot more time than a few hours in front of a PC/TV screen, partly due to work as well. I think so long as you adopt proper sitting posture and take a break every 45 minutes to look at distant objects, you won't suffer from eye strain.
     
  3. peelout247

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    Yeah, well there are many ways to combat those kind of issues. What I used to do when I had these bad habits is throw in some jumping jacks ever so often. Because lets face it when we find that game we really love then its hard to take us off of it, lol.

    Thankfully I'm passed the days of allowing this to take up most of my days period!
     
  4. FuZyOn

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    A few hours a week gaming doesn't seem like much to me, I could spend that amount of time in a day on a strategy game. I try to limit myself as well, most of the time I fail but I wouldn't consider it wasted time.
     
  5. rz3300

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    Well I have always liked to stick to old technique and say that your body will let you know when you have had enough. Now that I say that though, I am starting to think about how people these days may be more used to screens, and so maybe they would be able to endure it for longer than it is actually considered a healthy amount of time. On the whole, though, I would say that you know yourself best, so I would stick with that.
     
  6. Wubwub

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    I also try and limit myself but at the same time I try not to hold back too much when I'm in the phase of wanting to binge because that way I find I just crave even more later on. When I satisfy my urge I get to get it out of the way and focus on other stuff better afterwards.
     
  7. kingcool52

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    I try to limit myself to an hour or two of gaming on weekdays. I'm a lot less restrictive on weekends really as I have a lot more time. Especially during the night before I go to sleep I can end up playing Battlefield 1 for hours and hours without getting up or taking a break. It's important to take breaks to be honest for your health and just to take a break so that you don't get too addicted and become lazy
     
  8. belovedad

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    If you ask how much enough then that's an answer for each individual to make. As much as you want basically but yes, you need to consider the side effects.
     
  9. tpicks

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    Too many hours on the screen without taking intermittent breaks can impact on our health really and also strain the eyes. I would say maximum two or three hours straight on the computer or TV then a break would be okay.
     
  10. FergusMacLeod

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    I guess that one or two hours a day is even fine. I used to play a lot before, spent a lot of my time just playing games and I felt bad because of it. The key is just to find other stuff that you would do to kill the boredom, and you won't be finding yourself spending a lot of time near the PC or console that much.
     
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    yes, its true. I was addicted to play games and i use to play for 6 or 7 hours a days. Then i found the problems with eye sight and headache. Now i use to not more than 2 hours.
     
  12. sidney

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    I only play every other day and for 3 hours at the most. I think taking a break is essential for you to not be sick of the game too soon.
     

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