Last time, we shared about the positive health and fitness reviews of Pokemon GO towards its users just a couple of weeks after it was first released. More and more people are now inclined to walking and exercising with this app compared to the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign in the last 60 years. It’s no doubt that the Pokemon Go craze has now become our new work out buddy!
But did you know that walking is not the only health benefits you can get from this game app? Here are 4 ways on how Pokemon Go can improve your health and well being.
1. Brisk Walk around Terrains and Slopes
Walking is the foundation how Pokemon Go works. You need to get out of your house, walk around the neighborhood or any place to look for pokemons, catch them or hatch an egg. You are required as a gamer to go to Pokestops and Pokegyms to battle with other players and win.
But to make your walking session all the more challenging and adventurous, opt for a brisk walk. Brisk walking can help your abdomen, hips, and legs to work hard to maintain your balance against gravity. If you opt to train on steep slopes, you’ll be pushing more effort on your legs, joints, and muscles to work harder, losing more fat in the process!
2. It Can Improve your Mental Health
Walking while playing Pokemon Go not only improves your physical aspect but your mental health as well. People with depression forces them to get out of the bed and chill using the app. It gave them a sense of purpose and lifted their moods. It can also help you clear your mind, meditate on the important things happening in your life and connect with nature again.
3. You Get Fresh Air and Sunlight
Gone are the moments where you dreaded waking up early to exercise. Now, most people anticipated waking up in the morning and going outside to fulfill their quest to catch all those Pokemon! Not only that, you get the natural Vitamin D from the sun’s light rays that help absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Breathing the fresh air and enjoying the morning breeze will help boost your mood and respiratory health.
4. You Get to Improve Your Social Skills
Once we’ve heard the term video game, we associate it with shut in video gamers. Those people who’re in front of their computers all time doing nothing but play. But now, the video game industry’s image is now turning into a positive one because of this app. Pokemon promotes your social and interpersonal skills by interacting with different Pokemon trainers as you go on Pokegyms. It also helps promote building long-lasting friendships.
If you haven’t already, you can download Pokemon Go on App Store. Bye for now, gonna catch Pokemon myself.