Gamers’ bodies comparable to a chain smoker

By Posted 9 Jun 2010, 08:42

There has always been this argument that pro PC gamers are more like athletes, as they have to train hard to become as good as they are. However, in a recent study it seems that although they still look young and slim, Gamers’ bodies are comparable to that of a 60-year old chain smoker.

The study did show that these gamers had the reaction times of a top fighter pilot; they just do not have the fitness level of one. We are still unclear if PC gaming can be classed as a sport, but these results look very disturbing and had been brought on by reaming in one place for hours on end as you try to advance in your chosen game.

Kevin Parrish from Tom’s Hardware reports that Dr. Dominic Micklewright from the University of Essex had taken an unnamed pro PC gamer and then put him through a series of tests to see if his health was that of an athlete, the fitness levels of the gamer were worrying low.

The tests showed that he had poor lung functions and aerobic fitness; the doctor said that it was more like a chain-smoker in his 60s than that of an athlete. We are still unsure if gaming can be classed as a sport, what do you think?

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  • david

    Oh right, so what is snooker and darts classed as then?

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