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.
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.
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!
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.”
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!
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.
Do you have any positive experiences to share when mixing up gaming and health?
Featured Image Credit: Activision