Reportedly, young and older adults are climb up from the basement, escaping out through the bedroom window, escape the workplace, or whatever, and venturing beyond their computer screens to play in the out-of-doors that is waiting to be discovered, if not reunited.
Seems like a simple idea on a familiar game just took a new generation, and others, by storm- again!
I am not a 'fan' of the 'Six or Eleven O'Clock Abuse'. (where Negative information is sold at a price), so I have not heard any true horror stories, but I have heard more positive comments regarding the new twist on an older game which basically morphed to:
. . . leave the toadstool, go outside, get out and walk around the areas where one dwells while still indulging in this time-honored favorite P-game pastime. . . . .
So, curiously, who can figure out who has been voluntarily incarcarated in front of an indoor based computer, table, and/or cell phone for too long?
Well, a certified 'Physical Catabolic Practitioner' might find this phenomena a most provocative topic of study!
One such Practitioner might ask, "Who has been a 'gamer shut-in' and how long have these very intelligent people been basically inert- physically speaking? More to the point, "Can a trained, educated observer determine the extent of their lack of regular exercise by simply watching them as they venture out of their habitats?
Certainly their brains have been in high-gear, and firing synapses far more rapidly than this author could consistently do, but what are the possible signs and symptoms of those who have been regularly indulging in this pursuit?
One PCP might note the 'gamer-gate'.
If one has been involved in the lack of physical activity as of late (6 months or less), one would walk rather 'normally', with perhaps some long-muscle shortening, with minor functional weaknesses visible to the trained eye.
Over six (6) months of gaming, perhaps a Practitioner would note a forward head, slightly slumped shoulder-frame and short, staccato steps.
When an 'avid, long-time gamer' is observed, a PCP clinician could easily recognize one who has been constantly entrenched in the mind, minus-physicality habit, with a more marked set of observable characteristics.
Characteristics of a gamer indulging in over six (6) month are as follows:
The long-time gamer is noted by a strident and limited gait, lessened degree of stamina, forward slumping head and shoulders, lack of attention beyond one meter or less, and a walk that, for lack of a more scientific analogy resembles-
a chicken who has recently undergone bilateral hip replacement surgery that went really bad- like botched!
We her at the CINEMA CIRCUS just hope that you all have fun as you venture out into the big-wild world, get some much needed and beneficial exercise, and enjoy the fact that-providing you do live long enough- realize that someday just being able to ambulate down the hall and leave whatever dwelling you happen to end up in will be a total blessing, a blessing that you once took for granted.
By the way, do you know anyone who is truly home-bound, in a 'home' or facility that would welcome a smile accompanied with an assist down the hall?
Poke your head in their doorway and take then for a spin around their World.
Play on . . . . . .