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IVORY1825
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2/29/12 10:03 P

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My husband loves the handheld on the stationary bike system. He plays on his ipad or iphone, and now he has a Vita, and he does that while biking.

I'm a fan of using achievements to keep me going, whether on UFC trainer or Fitocracy. I go quest crazy trying to earn points!

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I think that qualifies as a tip for healthy living. Thanks for sharing.

"Fight the Fat!" ,"Eye of the Tiger!",“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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Well, this isn't a gamer tip as much as it is a technology health tip. In today's world with all the new devices that require us to look downwards while seated or standing (Hand held consoles, Smart Phones, e-Book readers, etc), folks are starting to have "crooked" neck/spine alignment due to underdeveloped neck muscles.

There are small exercises that can help avoid this and strengthen those neck muscles.
While driving (since you shouldn't be texting, reading, or playing handheld games), you can raise your head-rest high enough to touch the back of your head. You can then push backwards with your head, focusing on the muscles in the back of your neck and not your shoulders, and hold for about 3 seconds before slowly releasing. Just make sure not to let this interfere with your driving! I only do this on my "Intersection-free" areas.

Since one of my vehicles doesn't have an adjustable head-rest, I sometimes do this in bed. Same action, but without a pillow and against my matress while reading a book or blog post on my phone. Really, I just try to do something every now and then to work out these muscles.... Getting "hunch-neck" is a serious fear of mine! Plus I've elimanated some of my neck pains since starting these.

Some doctor on CNN recommended these, but it was so long ago I can't remember which show or who it was.

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I though I would start this thread to see what people are doing when it comes to fitness and gaming. I would like to start off by saying a tip that people can start doing is instead of sitting down to play games try using a balance ball. That why you are gaming as well as working on your core muscles. Please share more gamer tips that may help.


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