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5 Tips To Help You Sleep Better After Gaming

Have you ever tried to get a good night’s sleep after an evening spent gaming, but find that you just can’t shut your mind or body off? We’ve all been there: you have an incredible match or a great session, tell your friends good night, and lay down in bed…

From Flab to Ab: My Adventures in Ring Fit, Part 1

I’m saying it right here: if you can’t afford a personal trainer, Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure is the next best thing. This exercise-focused game is the next in a long line of Nintendo products intended to better your body and mind. I’d heard a lot about it since its release, but as…

Avoid ‘Game Over’ by Scoring Healthier Takeout

Sometimes, it can feel impossible to find the time to cook three meals a day. As a result, many of us find ourselves ordering takeout more than we anticipate.  Honestly, it’s hard to beat the convenience of having a complete, piping hot meal delivered to our doorstep—especially when we are…

Summer Vibes: Another Animal Crossing Sweat Session

Here at Ritual Motion, we’re big on exercise and physical health. We’re also big on the idea that working out doesn’t have to be boring, monotonous, or even super strenuous. As long as you’re simply moving around and getting your blood pumping, you don’t have to be a gym god…

Gaming In Motion: The Joy of Motion Controls and Plastic Peripherals

It’s pretty undisputed that most gamers play with either a controller or a mouse and keyboard. As gaming has evolved over the last few decades, those two input methods have emerged as the most useful and ergonomic. Despite this, some more unique, motion control schemes have also risen to prominence…

5 Tips to Improve Your In-Game Focus

Maintaining focus during gameplay is the key to success on the leaderboards, but it’s something many people struggle with, especially during long hours of playtime. If you can’t retain focus on your objective, you won’t make progress. Here are our top five tips to help you improve your in-game focus:…

Can’t Sleep? Here Are Five Great Games For Insomniacs

Picture this: it’s late at night and you’re trying to get some rest, but you can’t seem to get any sleep. You keep tossing and turning, anticipating that big work meeting, final paper, or other gigantic task that you’ve been dreading for weeks. You know you need to get some…

Nutrition: How Your Diet Changes Your Game

Nutrition should be one of the main focuses in the performance of esports players. But why would we take the time to develop a healthy meal plan when unhealthy energy drinks and snacks are not only easier to grab, but more advertised in the esports world? The logos are literally…

7 Exercise Moves You Can Do While You Wait For Queue

Finding time to exercise can be hard. These days, we are overloaded with obligations. Whether it’s a job, school, family, or something else entirely, our time is typically spent on things outside of ourselves.  When we spend more time sitting than moving, it can lead to negative consequences for our…

Tackling Stress In Games – Part 2: Minimizing Tilt

If you want to make your gaming experience healthier and more positive, it’s not enough to simply identify stressors; that’s only the first step. Tackling stress and tilt in games requires developing a mindfulness strategy that takes into consideration your own habits, the types of games you’re playing, and the…

Tackling Stress In Games – Part 1: Identifying Stressors

Think about the last time you played a game (for many of us, it was probably within the last 24 hours). Was it a fun, relaxing experience? Did it leave you feeling fulfilled and happy, or did you find yourself experiencing stress by the experience? Maybe you got tilted in…

Wanted: Healthy Food and Beverage Sponsors

Sometimes it’s hard for gamers to pay attention to what we’re eating. With food and beverage brand logos everywhere, from ad campaigns to C9’s jersey, there’s no doubt we’re thinking about food and beverages a lot. We may notice our waistlines expanding after munching on Doritos for a few days…