Xbox Addict Chris Staniforth Died from Marathon Video Game Sessions
You may be wondering what this story is doing on a sports site, but the reality is a lot of fans who enjoy reading about sports on the internet also enjoy playing video games. Therefore it is my duty to inform you that playing video games for an extending period of time can be hazardous to one’s health.
Take for instance the case of Chris Staniforth, a 20-year-old from England who died in May of a blood clot in his lungs. The coroner said his blood clot started in his leg and moved into his lungs, causing blockage. An autopsy showed that Staniforth suffered from a condition called deep vein thrombosis which can be triggered by sitting in one position for a long period of time.
Staniforth is described as an Xbox addict who used to have marathon gaming sessions where he played for up to 12 hours at a time. I’m not a gamer nor have I been most of my life, but we’ve all been there before. Freshman year, Dykstra Hall, yeah, my roomie Rey and I had a nice 36-hour Madden bender where we were wired on cans of Amp and dining hall food. It wasn’t pretty, but it was fun.
The bottom line is everything should be done in moderation and dammit, if you can’t feel your leg because of a blood clot, it’s probably time to put down the controller and head outside. Now excuse me while I get back to the couch to continue blogging.
Thanks to I am a GM for the link