Study Finds Average US Gamers Fat, Depressed, and 35
Pull the average guy out of the collective American gaming community and you’ll probably have a fat 35-year-old who’s also feeling the blues. At least, that’s what the academic mash-up of the CDC, Emory University, and Andrews University asserts as a “hypothesis.”It’s easy to believe something, especially when the results of a scientific study confirm common sense. Consider:
- Gamers can afford top-of-the-line equipment = job = “young professional”
- Gamers spend the whole day in front of the computer/console = lack of physical activity
- Gamers would rather spend hours finishing that irritatingly difficuly boss, than go out = lack of social interaction
Yes sirree, that’s one plus and two very big minuses. Good thing I decided to hit the gym, hunkify myself, and spend my nights with beautiful women and alpha dog men! At least, that’s what I tell myself as I write this, ending another 10-hour PC session. Excuse me while I slowly shuffle to a corner and cry my depressed heart out.
Just to be clear though: the study was conducted back in 2006, and we all know 3 years is an eternity nowadays, right? Here’s to hoping that gaming’s now more mainstream, and that there are more gamer-slash-health-nuts out there.