Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Geekery - Computer gamers have a healthier life style

At least according to Göteborgs-posten (in Swedish).

The full article in the paper version says the following:
A survey made from 2900 youngsters between 16 and 25 concludes that the ones playing games like World of Warcraft and Counterstrike does not differ much from the other youngsters. There is no link between computer games and bad health. The highly active gamers even report less stress, less head-aches, less stomach-aches and less alcohol consumption. The study also shows that dedicated gamers spend more time on physical excercise.

During history it has been metal music, comic magazines, TV and movies supposedly destroying the youth and lately it has been computer games being blamed for all imaginable social problems. But that picture is changing. As usual.

Sources: GP, Ungdomsstyrelsen, TT, PC Gamer