Pokémon GO has not only been a hit all over the world, but it’s also having a positive impact on people’s physical and mental health.
Many users have went on Twitter to talk about how much exercise they’ve been getting.
So, for context, I’m a “bit” overweight. Something in the above 500 pounds range. Just got pokemon go the day before yesterday, but the servers were down the whole time. I was finally able to get online yesterday afternoon. I could lie and say I set an outrageous goal for myself and somehow managed to meet it; but really I was just trying to catch some pokemon. I could also lie and say I feel great; but no, All I feel now is pain. Didn’t feel too bad while walking, but after sitting down to write this post, man is it catching up with me fast. I “can’t wait” to find out how I feel tomorrow.
I caught 6 Pokemon on my run today so safe to say I had an efficient work out
— Jocelyn Butler (@jocelynbutter) July 8, 2016
No more need for a workout because Pokemon have me walking miles son
— Glodell Beckham Jr. (@TheIanTensity) July 8, 2016
— Lisa Ohanian (@pwnieride) July 7, 2016
Some say that the app is even better than Fitbit.
So Pokémon Go caused my daughter to get over 25,000 steps on her @fitbit today. 👍🏻
— David Hobby (@strobist) July 9, 2016
Pokemon Go has done more for the general fitness of the population than Fitbit
— yuseless (@I_am_Yuseless) July 9, 2016
What’s even more crazier is that it’s also appearing to have a positive impact on people’s mental health, according to ATTN.
in all seriousness, pokemon go is one of the greatest things that has happened to my mental health
— six (@osskov) July 8, 2016
tbh pokemon go is so great for my mental health takin so many walks
— ♡人魚 Hayley ♡ (@hayleylaur) July 8, 2016
#PokemonGO is going to do wonders for my mental health, providing me with purpose and reason to go outside at last.
— Drew Dale (@drwdal) July 6, 2016
Pokémon Go has been good for my mental health
— Fran (@Dan5eMacabre) July 8, 2016
Pokemon Go is literally making people with depression and anxiety and agoraphobia leave the house and explore the world and socialise.
— Yo! (@jasonjarmoosh) July 8, 2016
In 2015 study by Gregory Bratman, a graduate student at Stanford University, he found that volunteers who walked in nature-rich areas were more attentive and happier afterward than those who walked for the same amount of time near heavy traffic.
Who knew that a simple game was all it took to get people to live healthier lives?