Carpal tunnel syndrome? Ha! Video games may give you six pack abs!

I know, it sounds absurd, doesn’t it? But after spending hours and hours playing Kinect/xbox with my daughter, there’s no question in my mind that some video games can give you a hell of a workout. But what I’m talking about isn’t so much the games themselves but the mindset that gamers and bodybuilders share: The ability to maintain laser-like focus for long periods of time, to identify problems, and create methodical plans to overcome them. In other words, as the creators of fitocracy.com put it, the addiction that games create is the exact same addiction that can drive fitness efforts every day.

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