The Effect of Online Football Gaming on Physical Fitness
The impact of digital สำรวจ ยูฟ่าไทย ออนไลน์ gaming on young people’s desire to participate in sports and fitness is well documented (Lu et al., 2020). However, little is known about how different types of video games and game scenarios may influence this motivational process.
In this article, we investigated the influence of a virtual football gaming scenario on young people’s willingness to participate in sports and fitness through mediating effects such as social presence perception and virtual sport experience. Using structural equation modeling, we found that the virtual football gaming scenario significantly influenced the intention to engage in sports and fitness. Additionally, the indirect effects of the virtual sports gaming scenario through social presence perception and virtual sport experience were significant as well.
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This study demonstrates that physical activity is essential for healthy development and well-being. However, it is important to balance this with digital gaming. While active video gaming has been shown to improve cognitive skills such as processing and visual attention capacity, pattern recognition, estimation, judgment, hypothesis testing, and the ability to switch tasks, it is crucial not to overdo it as excessive gaming can lead to musculoskeletal problems and other negative health consequences.
Ultimately, it is up to the entire esports ecosystem—including players and fans, organisers, and game developers—to optimise health habits, training, and logistics while emphasising clinical support for mental and physical health. Increasing the physical activity levels of players can help to minimise musculoskeletal problems and boost mental capacity, focus, and energy.