03 Nov ADJUVANT TRAINING OR INJURY PREVENTION
Supportive training can be understood as the entire set of practices that aim to have the athlete in the best conditions to train and compete.
It should be noted that this objective can only be carried out with a multidisciplinary team that encompasses all areas and professions that are related to the player’s health.
The main problems observed in the majority of the gamer population would be the following:
-Sedentarism: the main cause of worldwide mortality due to the multiple pathologies to which it derives
-Posture and ergonomics: Elorza et al., (2017) point out that sitting for long periods of time can cause problems and alterations in posture. Sitting correctly has been found to be a way of caring for the integrity of the body and spine. Even so, sitting for long periods of time can cause severe pain, mainly in the lumbar region, which is an aspect to take into account for these subjects.
-Psychological problems: sitting for too long not only affects physical health, as mentioned before, but also affects mental health. Like the entire human body, the brain needs adequate blood flow, oxygenation, and optimal metabolism in order for it to function properly. Following the same line, Navarro (2016) cited by Elorza et al., (2017) have shown the great incidence of sitting in diseases such as depression, insomnia and anxiety; unlike people who have adequate physical activity.
-Visual problems: The different forms of esports require players to have their eyes fixed on a computer screen with excessive exposure to light emitters (LEDs). LEDs have a broad spectrum of light. They appear white, but these LEDs have a maximum emission in the blue light range (400–490 nm). Recent research has shown that overexposure to this spectrum of blue light can create damage to the retina and the photoreceptor, as well as the natural circadian rhythm (Van der Lely S, Frey S, Garbazza C, 2015).
We believe that the best way to prevent pathologies derived from practice would be through a set of areas that work together with a common mission. To do this, we have professionals from physical activity, psychology, nutrition, optometry, physiotherapy and osteopathy who will initially offer different advice on the loading screens of our optimizing tasks with the aim of starting a healthy education about gamer practice to all our users.
- Elorza, N. Á., Ortiz, M. B., Eduardo, J., Viloria, D., & Alejandra, M. (2017). Sedestación ó permanecer sentado mucho tiempo : riesgo ergonómico para los trabajadores expuestos Sedestation or sitting for a long time : Ergonomic risk for exposed workers.
- Van der Lely S, Frey S, Garbazza C, et al. (2015). Blue blocker glasses as a countermeasure for alerting effects of evening light-emitting diode screen exposure in male teenagers. J Adolesc Health, 56(113), 9.