Gamers rejoice! New studies show that plaing video games is virtually exercise and burns calories.
Stakester a gaming platform, says it has completed a study that shows that two hours of gameplay burned about 420 calories in men and 472 calories in women.
Here's the scary part, that's equal to doing 1,000 sit-ups!
But how? Increased heart rate and “gaming sweat[s]” burn calories.
Fifty volunteer gamers were hooked up to smart devices tracking their heart rate and energy consumption while playing two different videos games — “FIFA” and “Call of Duty: Warzone” — for two hours. They also had them do sit-ups and compared the data.
The results? Men burned an average of 210 calories, and women an average of 236, during one hour of gameplay.