University Study Says 'Pokemon GO' Encourages Physical Activity
Ever since Pokemon GO was released, gamers who were most of the time seated indoors began to venture out. The mobile game has apparently encouraged players to stand up, explore, and generally move around in order to progress. However, other gamers have found ingenious ways to trick the game into thinking that the player is actively moving. It has been debated whether the game does encourage physical activity or not. A study from the Duke University of Medicine reveals some surprising data.
Despite the common belief that most gamers are just cheating their way through Pokemon GO, it appears that physical activity among players has indeed increased. According to the university's study results, gamers who previously led sedentary lifestyles suddenly found the inspiration to start moving around. GameRant notes that the level of activity might not exactly reach the degree of a workout, but it does encourage gamers who never exercised to jumpstart their lifestyle.
The university reportedly published the results of the study. It says, "the best form of physical activity is the one people will do." Exercises are "not necessarily the ones with the highest energy expenditure." It was pointed out that Pokemon GO "provides an alternative way to engage people who live in a sedentary lifestyle." Normally, these individuals are those who never even want to do any kind of exercise.
Even though the university study proves that playing Pokemon GO legitimately does benefit gamers with a little exercise, there are some players who opt to cheat instead. Niantic has started to crack down on cheaters that use unapproved software, spoofing locations, or using emulators. According to The Verge, these players will only start to see common creatures like Rattatas, Zubats, and Pidgeys.
Furthermore, the university's study suggests that high-risk groups could benefit from an additional 2,000 steps. The activity can already reduce their annual risk of a heart attack by an estimated eight percent. Therefore, Pokemon GO can be considered as a starting point for sedentary gamers to get up and get some exercise.
Pokemon GO++ GPS aka Location Hack 1.45.0/0.75.0 Now Live for iOS and Android [How to Install]
Here’s a simple guide to install GPS aka location hack on iOS and Android, using the modified version of Pokemon GO.
Pokemon GO: Here's Why You Should Favor Raids Over The Buddy System
The new Raids System of Pokemon GO seems to have made the old Buddy System obsolete. There are reasons why trainers now prefer this new system over the old.
Pokemon GO: Niantic Adds More Pokemon On The Egg Pools
Surprisingly, the studio has updated the egg pools in Pokemon GO. Check it out here!
Pokemon GO Latest Rumor: Rare Shiny Pikachu Coming?
The Pokemon GO latest rumor suggests that a rare Shiny Pikachu is coming. There are speculations that Niantic will release this rare Pokemon during its first-year anniversary event.
Pokemon GO Update: Data Miners Acquire Golden Pinap, Golden Nanab
Data miners have acquired some interesting details in a code in Pokemon GO. Check them out!
MORE IN ITECHPOST
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.