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Does Your Heart Rate Increase
When You Play Video Games?
This article will answer the question of whether or not your heart rate increases
when you play video games. In particular you will find out the differences of
the effects on the heart rate between non-violent and violent video games. There
are links at the bottom for further reading.
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What Happens to the Heart Rate When You Play Video Games
Numerous studies have concluded that yes, your heart rate does increase when
you play video games. This is irrespective of the type of video games you play.
Results of the studies also indicate that violent games increase your heart
rate more so than non-violent video games, which is not really surprising.
This is basically an open-and-shut case. No matter what video games you play,
your heart rate will increase. The amount of increase seems to depend on how
violent and “active” the game is.
For example: a relaxing puzzle game would cause much less of an increase on
heart rate than a racing game, which in turn would cause less of an increase
on heart rate than a first person shooter.
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Written By Damien D