Did you know that nearly 75% of all households in the United States have at least one gamer? That’s approximately 170 million dedicated gamers just in the U.S. – and that number is growing yearly. In fact, video games are the leading form of household entertainment – but it can also impact your health. If you game for longer periods, your breathing slows, and your oxygen intake can be reduced. This can result in tiredness, less energy and focus and reduced reaction time. However, Boost Oxygen can help fight these effects with our brand of portable 95% pure oxygen for all-natural respiratory support!
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UNDERSTANDING THE PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF GAMING
Gaming is the fastest growing form of entertainment. Gaming companies are generating billions of dollars and esport leagues and tournaments are gaining popularity around the world. It’s becoming THE new popular spectator sport! Yet, the premise for gaming has remained relatively the same – sitting in front of a monitor or television screen for extended periods of time. While gaming is a great form of entertainment, being physically inactive can have negative effects on your body and health.
When your body is inactive for long periods, you rate of breathing begins to slow. This can have an effect on your oxygen intake. Your body needs oxygen to create energy. Your lungs use oxygen to energize your cells, which in turn provide energy to your brain. Your cells also maintain your organs and tissues. When you breathe in less oxygen you start to feel tired, lose focus and your reaction time can diminish.
HOW BOOST OXYGEN CAN HELP WHEN YOU’RE GAMING
You should also take into consideration that the air we breathe contains only around 21% oxygen – and there’s less concentration at higher altitudes. Indoor air quality can also be much worse. The majority of the air we breathe is useless 78% nitrogen. The longer you spend indoors, inactive and gaming, the less likely your body is generating the proper energy it needs from oxygen. So not only is it effecting you physically, but it’s influencing your gaming skills as well.
Having portable 95% pure oxygen like Boost Oxygen on standby while you game only makes sense. Boost Oxygen contains four times (4x) the oxygen we normally breathe. It’s quick and easy to use during a game break and can provide a natural and healthy form of energy that can keep you alert and focused.
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Then there’s the hardcore, dedicated gamers. The ones who play for several hours – sometimes all night without sleep. These gamers are more at risk to experience negative physical effects. In addition to prolonged inactivity, they often use energy drinks, caffeine or stimulants to stay awake and focused. We’ve all seen the energy drinks at the gas station or grocery store, in so many varieties and flavors, which promise a quick fix for your drowsiness. What they contain is caffeine, sugars, carbs and calories that can be harmful to your health or cause you to crash after their effects expire – forcing you to drink even more to avoid that crash. The same can be said of the effect of coffee on your body.
Boost Oxygen has no caffeine, sugar, carbs or calories. There is no sugar crash with Boost Oxygen. Supplemental oxygen is completely natural and more relaxing and restorative than energy drinks or coffee. Breathing Boost Oxygen improves cognitive performance, memory and reaction time and also makes you feel more alert and energetic.
Besides being inactive, there’s also the stress caused by gaming. Yes, gaming is fun – but we’ve all experienced “gamer rage” from anger caused by an unbeatable level or opponent (or those #@$% n00b campers!). Everyone knows that long-term stress can have harmful effects on your health. But using Boost Oxygen when gaming can help you breathe properly, while maintaining focus and a sense of calm. You should spend more time dominating the n00b campers – not getting yourself stressed out over them!
With Boost Oxygen, Help Is Here with portable 95% pure oxygen while gaming!
If you game for longer periods – or if you’re a hardcore gamer that plays for several hours at a time – just be aware of the negative impact it can have on your health. Avoiding inactivity along with using supplemental oxygen instead of caffeine and energy drinks can help improve your quality of time when gaming. You’ll feel more energized, more focused and less stressed!
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