Aside from the addictive fun, there are some physical and mental health benefits to playing Pokémon GO.
The game uses augmented reality and GPS tracking to locate and hunt Pokémon in real-world settings, forcing players to go outdoors.
Do you want to know the benefits of the fashion game?
1. It will make you walk a lot.
Pokemon Go players, known as trainers, must travel with their mobile phones to find and capture Pokemon and specific places of access called PokeStops, where are certain items to collect. Going to the PokeStops and catching different Pokemon requires a lot of walking.
In addition to searching for and capturing nearby Pokémon, the game is also going to make you walk great distances to make hatch pokemon eggs.
When an egg is obtained, usually at a PokeStop, it can be placed in an incubator to wait for them to hatch and a new Pokemon to hatch. But the time that the eggs will spend in the incubator will depend on how far you walk.
So that the first eggs to hatch requires walking between 2 km and 10 km for the incubation to complete. And it is necessary to walk, it does not work to go in any vehicle, unless you drive very slowly.
2. It makes you breathe fresh air and bask in the sun.
The game is getting people out of the house. Which is fantastic compared to spending all day at home, lying on the couch and watching TV.
Get out of the house and breathe fresh air, can always improve mood and health.
Also spending time outdoors is the best way to get vitamin D from the sun. Just remember the importance of using sunscreen to avoid burns if you are going to spend a lot of time in the sun, especially in summer.
3. It is educational.
To catch Pokémon, Pokéballs are used, which can be obtained when visiting PokéStops.
Many Pokestands and gyms have been located in places considered to have some historical, educational, artistic or architectural value. Finding and visiting the Pokeparadas will allow you to know many landmarks and historical places, you can even end up knowing many places that you did not know even in your own neighborhood.
Did you know that keeping the active mind and learn new things reduces the risk of dementia?
4. It allows you to meet people and disconnect.
People who play Polemon Go join groups to catch Pokémon, which can lead to make new friends.
It can also help forget the stress and worries of the day.
To enjoy the game in a healthy way, it is best set a time limit (for example 30 minutes a day). We must make sure that Pokemons hunting is not the only activity we are doing outdoors.
Let's put the phone down, and opt for other activities like gardening or taking a walk.
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