Sunday, April 18, 2010

Video Games and Acne

Now if you’re a big fan of on-line video gaming you definitely know at times they can be very stressful and aggravating! Especially if you play any intense multiplayer games like Halo, Call of Duty, Forza, etc. I myself play Modern Warfare 2 religiously whenever I can, and sometimes it can get me so heated to the point where I just want to throw my controller and scream! So whether my heart is pumping with adrenaline, or I’m turning red with anger it made me wonder could there be a link between video gaming and acne?

I’ve definitely noticed that after a night of staying up late and playing Modern Warfare on my Xbox 360, that my face gets super greasy, and the morning after I usually have a few new pimples. My theory for this was whether we notice it or not, that we’re putting our bodies through a great deal of stress when playing some of these games online. Usually when the human heart is pumping that fast and producing that much adrenaline is when one is playing an intense sport for example like basketball, or when ones exercising/ weightlifting. These activities burn the away the stress and adrenaline, because the body is moving in conjunction with the amount being produced. With video gaming on the other hand though these things have nowhere to go and just stay stagnant in the body, and my guess is that the added stress makes the oil glands work overtime and produce more oil, which if you already have acne is not a good thing! So unless your jogging in place or something while you’re playing (which I doubt many do lol) this problem will not go away. That is one the reasons why I try to work out every other day, because it’s good for you and for dissolving daily accumulated stress! Though it is not just video games that exert stress in the body there are other things that are similar for instance watching a scary movie, an intense game of football, or just about anything that artificially gets the heart racing!

Despite what I think it does not stop me from playing Modern Warfare one bit, because I love it that much, and if any of you ever want to play just send me and invite! My gamer tag is: PIMPLEPLANETcom

Well that’s my theory I’d like to know what you think on the subject, and if you ever want to play just shoot me an invite!

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