What an impressive achievement!

Gamer Credits Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare For Huge Weight Loss

To unlock the best weapons, calling cards and skins in games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), it takes a lot of time, dedication, skill and a hint of luck.

Yet obsessing over video games a little too much is rarely seen as what’s best for our health.  However, when managed properly, the distraction that gaming has to offer, can in fact be of a health benefit. One such experience has been shared by a Modern Warfare sub-reddit user by the name of Jubjub1276.

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This user shared with the Reddit community that they suffer from binge eating, especially during moment of boredom.  So when they purchased Modern Warfare back in November, I don’t think it was expected that it would be a handy tool to lose some weight. Still, that’s exactly what has seemingly happened.

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In Modern Warfare one of the most sought-after camouflage skins is the Damascus and this particular skin takes some serious in-game grinding to acquire. So when Jubjub1276 set this as a personal goal, which started in November and was finally earned this February, the player had lost an impressive 48lbs, which is nearly three and a half stone! 

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In a post that now has nearly 14k of upvotes, the user writes: “I got this game back in November and really wanted to get Damascus so I put a lot of time into that. I also bought some small dumbells and would do simple exercises in between games. I finally got Damascus back in early February and a couple days after that I weighed in at 48 pounds lost.”

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I like to think that this process involved some healthy eating too, but none the less, it’s an awesome achievement by this player and you’ve certainly done yourself proud!

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I personally can relate to the issue of binge eating when bored, especially when suffering with depression and I can understand how gaming can offer a great distraction.  I’ve also taken up a hobby of painting my board game miniatures, which has helped me greatly.

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Do you have any positive experiences to share when mixing up gaming and health?

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