PUBG Addiction and How it impacts on Overall Health

    In this digital world, the most popular and common game that has made space in everyone’s life is PUBG. PUBG stands for “Player Unknown’s Battleground” which means multiple players can connect in a single platform for a tournament. More than 500 million people are playing this game including children and adults. A large number of people participates online to play this game every day, competitions and tournaments are organized all over the world. But people are getting much addicted to this game and it has got more negative effects on them. This has led to many health issues and behavioral issues among teenagers. Also, this is the main reason for banning PUBG in most of the countries.

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    What is PUBG?

    PUBG is a solo-player or multi-player game where participant plays a real-time battle in the battleground. In this game, there are 100 players in a battleground and they are dropped in an enclosed placed where their task is to look for different weapons, medical equipment, protects themselves and survive till the end of the game for getting chicken dinner. The winner team is named as “winner winner chicken dinner”.

    Some of the experts have claimed that this game has its own side effects and also it influences a person both positively and negatively. This game is said to be anti-social and has violent behavior which affects a person’s mind very badly and it’s a waste of time.

    How it impacts on regular health?

    For all the parent’s games are waste of time and energy and some experts also believe that games play a very important role in corrupting a children’s brain. Violent games can be blamed for diverting the children’s brain and also young people are influenced are becoming more violent and are committing some extreme anti-social behaviour. So, avoid making anything your addiction even PubG. The common positive and negative effects of these games are:

    Positive EffectsNegative Effects
    Playing games can change the brain’s physiological structure in a way that it can easily grab things like learning new things and navigating using a map.Experts say PUBG is a violent game and the children who are playing this game are becoming more aggressive, there is some change in their behavior and are not coming forward to help others.
    The exercise of the brain can help in building muscles which improve the concentration and also strengthen neural circuits.The WHO has declared gaming addiction as a mental health disorder. Also, addiction to the game can increase the level of anxiety and depressions.
    In PUBG running, shooting and tracking the position of the enemy and different characters requires a deeper concentration and good eye-hand coordination. These things help in building more concentration.Playing too many games can make you socially isolated and can also lead to sleeping disorder.
    People who are afraid of public speaking, can talk with their opponent team or with teammates freely in this game. It helps in building the confidence level in them.Adults start spending less time on other physical activities and also they deviate their mind from their career.
    This game helps in removing all the negative thoughts and also builds up the concentration level by doing multiple tasks.Behavioral disorders can be seen in children and adults. As they focus so much in games they start behaving abnormally.

    PUBG Side Effects

    Some of the major side effects of PUBG are:

    Weakens Eyesight

    Playing PUBG for a longer period of time can put some harmful effects on your health. Staring at the mobile screen for a long time can be very dangerous sometimes it can also lead to migraine and headache. Continuous playing of this game can weaken eyesight.

    Neck Pain

    Sitting in an unusual posture can be very harmful to neck. While playing PUBG if you’re sitting in an uneven position then it can lead to Cervical Spondylitis.

    Fatigue and Weakness

    Playing the game for long hours and not eating healthy food can lead to weakness. In this, a person not only avoids food but also get sleeping disorders.

    Psychological Effects

    PUBG puts some serious effects on brain. People who play games continuously get the urge to play more and more games.

    Sleeping Disorders

    Playing PUBG for a longer time can affect your sleep. This will help the sleeping time and can cause you to some serious disorders.

    Mood Swings

    While playing the game if a person loses the match then he can be cranky at times, and can also be irritating and angry at a certain point.

    Symptoms of PUBG Addiction

    • Giving more time to the virtual world than the real world.
    • Most of the people spend most of their time in playing PUBG
    • Spends most of the time in thinking about the game

    Preventive Measures

    • Limiting Gaming hours
    • Engage in other activities
    • Self-Improvement and Self- Learning

    Everyone should remember that real life is more interesting than virtual life. So try to engage yourself in all other interesting and physical activities to avoid the addiction of game.  

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