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Old 03.08.2011, 07:28
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Man died from playing video games

This is why it's important to only have bad habits in moderation.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/extreme...ry?id=14212015

The family of a 20-year-old British man who died as a result of a blood clot that formed after playing video games for up to 12 hours a day is speaking out about the health risks obsessive gaming can pose.
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Old 03.08.2011, 07:33
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Re: Man died from playing video games

have you seen pictures of him? looks like he never did a days exercise in his life, so a tad unfair blaming video games
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Old 03.08.2011, 07:39
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have you seen pictures of him? looks like he never did a days exercise in his life, so a tad unfair blaming video games
Yeah. That was my thought too. Also, he was 20. He should have been encouraged at an earlier age to go outside and exercise. Sadly though, this is the result. He sat on his butt and didn't move.

Hopefully, this tragic example will be enough shock for sedentary people that they need to be more active.
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Old 03.08.2011, 15:45
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Yeah. That was my thought too. Also, he was 20. He should have been encouraged at an earlier age to go outside and exercise. Sadly though, this is the result. He sat on his butt and didn't move.

Hopefully, this tragic example will be enough shock for sedentary people that they need to be more active.

Probably not. He is not the first one and he wont be the last. There was the same story a couple of years ago in China i think
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Old 03.08.2011, 15:51
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Hopefully, this tragic example will be enough shock for sedentary people that they need to be more active.
Death doesn't put people off smoking/overeating/taking drugs/drinking/speeding/extreme sports/unprotected casual sex/any number of pleasurable things.

Why would gaming/watching TV be any different?
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Old 03.08.2011, 16:01
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Re: Man died from playing video games

I wonder if this would have happened if he was a wii addict?
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Re: Man died from playing video games

and what about people who spend 12 hours a day on EF? (not including those who spend the first 8 while at work)
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Old 03.08.2011, 16:07
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I wonder if this would have happened if he was a wii addict?
Oh, you can cheat on a wii... You can play the games sitting on the couch, barely moving, as soon as you learn the correct movement needed.

(not that I know the trick, of course...)
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Old 03.08.2011, 16:10
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Oh, you can cheat on a wii... You can play the games sitting on the couch, barely moving, as soon as you learn the correct movement needed.
I understand there's an attachment to fasten the controller to your dog's tail.
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Old 03.08.2011, 16:13
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I understand there's an attachment to fasten the controller to your dog's tail.

I went straight to youtube to search for 'wii controller attached to'

Disappointed.
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Old 03.08.2011, 16:14
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I understand there's an attachment to fasten the controller to your dog's tail.
I wouldn't know... I don't own a wii... *whistles inconspicuously out of the room*

You basically have to have a good wrist musculature, which is usually true for gamers... *goes get her coat*
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Re: Man died from playing video games

Hence my playstation for sale !
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