Playing Video Games Makes Old People Happier, New Study Says

If you are old, you should probably play video games. Really, everyone should play video games. But especially if you're old.

Proof: a new study from the North Carolina State University (as reported by Medical Xpress) that examined 140 people aged 63+ and found that the ones who played video games were generally happier than the ones who don't.


"The research published here suggests that there a link between gaming and better well-being and emotional functioning," researcher Jason Allaire said. "We are currently planning studies to determine whether playing digital games actually improves mental health in older adults."

So there you go. Don't ever stop playing games.

Seniors who play video games report better sense of emotional well-being [Medical Xpress]

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