How Can VR Games Be Used For Health?

Posted by Kyra Constam on September 7, 2017 at 11:23 AM

It’s no secret that games, both 2D and VR, are becoming a source of entertainment with positive effects on mental and physical behavior. Conferences with new VR tracks, like Games for Change, evidently have enough material to host such an event. The consensus that playing too many video games is bad for childhood development could become an idea of the past if these games continue to be released and used properly. The future of both health and health education could be greatly influenced by the possibilities encompassed by virtual and augmented reality. Keep reading to see exactly how games can be used for good.

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Topics: Gamified Fitness, meditation, Virtual Reality

Meditation: The Art of Cultivating Calmness

Posted by Kyra Constam on October 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Here’s the bad news: stress is unavoidable and there is no cure-all to anxiety. The good news is that there are several methods available to get inevitable stress under control. In our post about keeping your brain healthy, we suggested meditation as a way to manage stress because it offers enough versatility to accommodate various needs. If you need guidance on how to start meditating or why you should give it a shot, keep reading! 

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Topics: wellness, mental health, meditation, stress, health

Your Brain Needs to Work Out, Too

Posted by Kyra Constam on October 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Becoming the best version of yourself involves more than being physically in shape, it should include mental acuity and mental health, as well. This week, The Huffington Post began a new series focused on brain health. While it is fairly obvious and widely reported why physical fitness is important throughout our lives, the brain is not often mentioned. However, upkeep of cognitive abilities is just as important. In other words, your brain needs to work out too. If you are not sure where to start in order to exercise your mind, we are here to help.

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Topics: exercise, wellness, mental health, mental acuity, meditation, brain, tips, health, advice