Train Your Brain With Action Games and Fighting Games

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					Maybe you've heard that playing video games will rot your brain or lead
to other negative consequences. While sitting in front of the screen for
hours a day may take time away from other positive activities, the mental
stimulation of game playing has proven benefits. Action games, fighting
games and other fast-paced adventures can actually help your brain.

Studies have shown that playing action games can improve sharpness of
vision, accuracy, alertness and response times. One study showed that
gamers made accurate decisions 25% more quickly than those who don't
play. Oddly enough, fighting games and shooters have demonstrated more
positive effects than strategy based games. The fast action provides a
high level of stimulation that keeps the brain active and engaged. The
ability to focus on a task at hand while ignoring distractions is
enhanced by playing these types of games.

It has long been known that puzzles and games are good for aging
individuals, with the benefits of improving mental fitness and reducing
the cognitive decline of old age. Contrary to popular opinion, research
suggests that video action games may be more effective than the old-
fashioned crossword puzzle or card game. Maybe it's time to pit Grandma
and Grandpa against each other in a fighting game!

Gamers will be happy to hear that these effects increase with the amount
of gaming. That is, the more time you spend playing video games, the more
of these benefits you will see. Of course, it is still important to act
with moderation. Too much time in the virtual world can result in
neglecting things like work, school, family or physical activity.

So, do you need to drop hundreds of dollars on expensive game consoles or
computer software? That is certainly an option. However, as the old
saying goes, sometimes the best things are free. Gamers today have more
options than ever before, and many of them won't cost you a penny. From
apps on your mobile phone to social networks and browser based Flash,
HTML5 or JavaScript games, there are plenty of free options.

Remember, to realize the most benefits of brain boosting gaming, you'll
want to opt for fast-paced adventure and fighting games. Now that online
games are sophisticated enough to rival traditional console, arcade and
PC software games, it's easy to find websites that let you play directly
from a web browser. In fact, there are dozens of great free games
available to you right now.

Get gaming and boost your brain power!

				
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