Many of you may or may not be aware Blood Pressure is the "silent killer". Heart disease is the top killer in the US with the most mortality rates. Obviously, there is diet and exercise, which I'm sure any physician will tell you to do; however, I fear the risks are higher with the gaming industry.
I don't know about you, but I'm 37 and played this game since 2000 (BW) and I look in the mirror and my face is bright red after playing a 40 minute game with continuous back-and-forth interaction. I do have high blood pressure and I take medication, but I know these spikes in heart rate are not good. I've also been diagnosed with premature carpal tunnel after playing 10's of thousands of games.
With Geoff dying this year, I think there are many things the younger generation needs to be concerned about. I've been gaming solidly for 20 years and I'm starting to see the risks involved. Although working in the corporate world, I look at myself, and start to see how my hobby has impacted my health - which will be amplified for any progamer.
Thanks for reading