Gaming to Stay Connected

Staying Connected While Social Distancing

The Benefits of Gaming While Practicing Social Distancing.

With many people still social distancing some are starting to notice the feelings of isolation, but even though you are apart from your friends or family, you are never truly alone if you have access to technology. In today’s day and age, there are so many ways to stay connected without being in the same room or even in the same state.

Social Distancing has been especially hard on the many students that went from seeing their friends daily at school to ending the school year online or through virtual classes. Help lighten the mood at home, and give your students a chance to distress and connect with their friends through video games with the help of the Gaming Chairs by OfficeSource.


In this article, you will learn some of the benefits of gaming, not only to stay connected but to keep you engaged and moving while you daily activity options are limited due to the stay at home orders or social distancing recommendations. 

The Benefits of Gaming

Staying active and connected with technology.

Attention Span & Concentration

Video games, especially action games have the ability to capture the player’s attention and keep them focused for long amounts of time. Make sure your gamers have somewhere comfortable to sit while playing their video games. Gaming chairs like the Renegade Raider by OfficeSource allow the gamer to play their games while sitting straight or reclined with its 135-degree recline and adjustable lumbar support pillow. 

Hand-Eye Coordination

Video games are great for improving coordination. To be successful at some games players need to coordinate their visual, audial, and physical movement. Not all gaming systems or games are built for as much physical movements as others, but there are many games and systems that encourage physical movements like the Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect, or PlayStation Move. Create the perfect set up with the New! Ultimate GameZone Chair Mat by OfficeSource to save your floors from all the movement from gaming

Problem-Solving Skills

Just like any other game, video games involve certain rules that you must follow to be able to beat the game. When playing a video game the player has to think carefully before making any move if they want to succeed in the game and advance to the next level or earn specific rewards in the game.

Get the perfect gaming set up with your screens at the optimal level for viewing. With the ability to hold up to 4 monitors at once with Monitor Arms by OfficeSource, you can have the game streaming on one screen and a video chat streaming on another

Enhance Memory

With each game comes a new button combination and action assigned to each button of the controllers. To be able to advance in each game, players will need to know which keys to push to accomplish tasks in each level, often time having only seconds to push the right combinations in the game.

Relieve Stress & Create Memories

There are so many video games now, for both old and young, action-based shooter games, or problem-solving puzzle-based games, that can be played together (online) but apart. Playing video games can help you stay connected and have fun with friends even when you’re practicing social distancing. 

Instead of a night out with friends, why not have a night in? Order in, pick a game and pull up a comfortable gaming chair like the Blue Striker by OfficeSource to play the night away.