Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!
For those new to PuzzleNation Blog, Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and update the PuzzleNation audience on how these projects are doing and what these people have been up to in the meantime.
And today, I’d like to talk about hunger and games! (No, not THOSE hunger games).
This year marked the 30th anniversary of Tetris, one of the all-time favorite video games in history, and I recently posted about the world record Tetris game played on the side of a skyscraper in Philadelphia.
But did you know that Tetris could be good for your health?
In a recent study, visually distracting and engaging games like Tetris were found to reduce the urge to snack by up to 24%!
From the article:
According to a theory called Elaborated Intrusion, our cravings are driven by visual images that often pop into our heads. With this in mind, Plymouth University psychologists Jessica Skorka-Brown, Jackie Andrade, and Jon May wondered if a visually based task, like playing a video game, could decrease the frequency of craving imagery, and with it, the cravings themselves.
Apparently, only three minutes of gameplay was needed to make an impact on food cravings!
As if we needed another reason to love those distinctive little blocks.
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