Those of us who grew up playing video games constantly heard from older persons that it was a waste of time that would never help us in the real world, but could gaming actually be good for you? You bet -and in ample ways too.

This infographic covers the many ways gaming can improve your life, helping you cope with pain better, treat psychological issues, socialize with friends, improve literacy, train employees, improve coordination, build up your pre-frontal cortex, improve your eye sight and even help you get in shape.

While it’s still not great for your mind or body to spend 8 hours a day chugging energy drinks while playing Halo or World of Warcraft, gaming an hour per day can help you in all number of ways -though different games provide different benefits.

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