Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gamers and Health

With so many Original Gamers dying off this last few years at way of a too young of an age in my opinion, is the gamer lifestyle a killer lifestyle?

Are there things that we need to do more like watching what we eat and getting exercise?

How many of us have had a checkup in the last few years?

Many of us need to make a change on how we live or die too early.

Plus there is still LOTS of gaming to do so I ain't got time to die.


  1. As far as I know, Gary Gygax was a smoker; I don't know about Dave Arneson but many who were young in the 1960s and 1970s indulged and this may have contributed in no small fashion to the current wave of unfortunately premature deaths.

    I'd like to think that the current generation of grognards in their 40s are a little more savvy when it comes to the dangers of nicotine and other lifestyle issues that back then were not given a second thought.

    IMHO. I reckon it's a generational thing and nothing to do with a specific gamer lifestyle. And what is that, anyway? I don't smoke, have one small bottle of beer a week, don't get as much exercise as I'd like but my BMI is below average and my stress levels are probably fair to average given the current economic situation.

    Die? That's the last thing I intend to do!

  2. First thing I thought of when I saw this was Christian's chocolate bacon post today on his food blog. Maybe as a group we're just slightly more likely to be hedonists?

    word verification: surefo

  3. And I thought that I was the only person who thinks about these things. Like I said in a blog post many weeks ago (, I think that gaming itself isn't very healthy. The sitting around eating, drinking, and rolling dice doesn't make for much healthiness. With that being said, I think that we should all take those steps (whether diet, exercise, or both) outside of our gaming that allow us to sit around, eat, drink, and roll dice as often as we want.

  4. It's true, gaming ain't healthy. One summer I went without gaming for three months and knocked off the pounds alright.

    I'm actually a fitness trainer nowadays, and wrote up a thread on therpgsite about healthier living for gamers.

    I don't see how we can possibly give up the snacks, though. They're as important as funny dice.