Streaming Fundamentals: Physical Health

Streaming Fundamentals

Streaming Fundamentals aims to provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge in order to help you stream.

Whether you have just started to consider the idea of streaming or you have been doing it for quite some time, this series should be beneficial to you. Each individual episode covers a specific topic that will be tackled as objectively as possible, while striving to use a range of sources and factual references rather than just a singular opinion.

Anyone can dive in and start broadcasting their antics, but the sheer number of streamers nowadays can make it harder for those who are just getting started to stand out from the crowd. Whilst Streaming Fundamentals cannot provide you with guaranteed success, the series aims to get you to think about streaming in a more deliberate manner than you may have done previously.


Look After Yourself

Last year, a streamer was nearing the end of a 24-hour marathon when he left his computer to buy a pack of cigarettes, unfortunately he never returned. This tragedy occurred not long after reports of gamers dying after (or even during in some instances) lengthy gaming sessions in Taiwan and South Korea. One well-known streamer has even attributed his long periods of live streaming as being a significant factor in regards to his emergency heart surgery.

The streaming lifestyle has unfortunately resulted in many gamers adopting bad habits: long sedentary periods, unhealthy sleep patterns, primarily consuming junk food, and drinking predominantly caffeinated (or alcoholic) beverages rather than taking on fluids with electrolytes.

Next time a friend or loved one tells you ‘Hey, you’ve been sitting there for too long’, it might be time to listen and take a short break.


Streaming Fundamentals: Episode 10

Following on from Episode 9, this episode discusses the importance of Physical Health. We all know how easy it is to become ‘glued to the screen’, but do we all know about the health risks involved?

Some streamers put in a considerable amount of time at a desk, both on and off camera; and many gamers find themselves falling into a sedentary lifestyle that is compounded by surviving on junk food. Whilst it is common sense that you should take care of yourself, sometimes it takes a third party to point out some of the risks you may be exposing yourself to. Episode 10 covers some of the main health risks to be aware of: your vision, the dangers of sitting for too long, and ensuring your #Battlestation is ergonomic.

I hope you enjoy watching this series, as I know I will enjoy recording it.