3 Pokemon GO Wellness Benefits

pokemon go wellnessPokemon Go is a raging phenomenal  fire in the world culture forest. Whether you love or hate it people are getting hooked lickity split.
The Pokemon series which came out on the Game Boy in the 90’s is back thanks to the gang-buster success of the new “Pokemon GO” game.
In the series, you capture creatures known as Pokemon and use them to battle against one another.

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The game has a story-line. Characters such as Team Rocket want to use Pokemon for power and greed. You collect badges to master all of the gyms where creatures battle. Not a great story, but makes a great game and a huge community of people brings it all together.

Pokemon Go is a raging phenomenal  fire in the world culture forest. Whether you love or hate it people are getting hooked lickity split

 

3 Wellness Benefits of Pokemon GO

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1.) Play

As Plato said “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation
Plato

 

Play is beneficial for people of all ages. Playing injects joy into our lives, it reduces and relieve stress, it aides and fosters learning, and connect us to others and the world around us. Play very often makes work more productive and pleasurable.

•Relieve stress
Play is fun and silly and can cause the release of endorphins. Endorphins  are the body’s natural feel good chemicals. They foster a feeling of well-being and can even relieve pain.
•Heightens creativity
Children learn the most often when they are playing. This also holds true for adults too. Most people learn something new easier when it is fun and they are in a relaxed and joyful state of mind. Play stimulates the imagination as well and this can help adapt and aide problem solve.

•Promotes a feeling youth and energy

Playing can increase your energy and vitality.
When this occurs in the body it will improve your resistance to disease, helping you feel great.

2.)  Social Activity

People often belittle the importance of being around people. If a person is shy or anti social it is often said it is because that just the way they are. However, there are a lot health benefits of being social and participating in social activities. Lots of studies have been performed on the health benefits of being social. All most all agree that social isolation is correlated with bad health. A recent study conducted in 2003 found that in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine says that individuals who are socially isolated have a less efficient system to repair and maintain physiological functioning throughout the body.



 

3.)  Outside Activity

According to an article in the New York Times
in a number of recent studies, volunteers have been asked to go for two walks for the same time or distance one inside, on a treadmill or around a track, the other outdoors. In all of the studies, the volunteers reported enjoying the outside activity more and, on psychological tests, scored way higher on measures of vitality, enthusiasm, pleasure and self-esteem and way lower on tension, depression and fatigue after they walked outside.

 

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