If anyone told you that gaming can be good for your mental health, what would you say?

It is said over and over again that gaming and new technologies are largely responsible for loneliness and isolation as well as lack of concentration. However, studies tend to show that video games can also help us!

Some of the things are easily noticeable: when you are feeling sick and in pain, many of us find that playing can make it more bearable. It is true, video games help reduce feelings of pain even more than other types of distraction, such as reading. They also provide means for relaxation and stress reduction! (Remember House of Cards, where Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is often seen playing Call of Duty after a hard day?)

There are more benefits that could be mentioned here, if there were enough space. If you are interested in how gaming can improve overall health, please take a look at the infographic below, provided by Computer Planet.