6 Benefits of Pokémon Go to improve your health
Released less than one day in Brazil, the Pokémon Go already gathers thousands of fans hunting Pokémon through the streets. The best thing is that to play, users need to leave the house to go after the little monsters, unlike all other existing games. And do not stop there, the game is bringing many other benefits to its players. Check out six of them below:
1.You Move More
In other countries, where the game was released a few weeks ago, people already report weight loss as a great advantage of the game. To find more and more Pokémon, you must walk the streets. Also, there are some eggs in the game that are only shocked if you walk between 2 km up to 10 km. But be careful, if you're not used to doing any kind of physical activity, start with short walks, okay?
2. You can make new friends
On the street, in parks, on the bus, on the subway. Everywhere people are playing and, between a catch and another, players begin to exchange tips and interact about the game. Thus, new friendships may arise because of the game.
3. You learn to deal with frustrations
You will not always catch that Pokémon on the first try. The harder ones require greater skills, and even if you do hold him in the Pokeball, he may occasionally run away. This creates a certain frustration, which is healthy. "By putting the loss in a clear way, games help users know how to deal with failure," says psychologist Blenda de Oliveira, a psychologist specializing in Child and Family psychotherapy in São Paulo.
4. You get more agile and multitasking
Walk watching the cell phone looking for Pokémon, diverting from other people, from the cars, holes in the street. It is necessary to divide the attention among several aspects, mainly to avoid accidents. Thus, the game ends up developing its agility. This is what a study of the University of Rochester in the United States, which analyzed the responses of dozens of people to rapid challenges. The researchers observed that those who played games were, on average, 25% faster to come to a conclusion and answer the questions correctly than others.
5. The family is more integrated
Pokemon Go is not limited to just the young. In the United States, for example, parents go out together with their children in search of the animals and, of course, have fun too, generating a moment of quality and interaction between the family. American therapist Micah Thompson points out that the game encourages children to step out of the front of the TV and live more out of the house, just like their parents.
6. You know new places
To get new Pokémon, players venture into places that, in another context, they probably would not. The game still brings out sights and cultural sights of the cities, attracting many people to these spaces, thanks to the large number of Pokémon that exist there.
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