Body

Thumb and Wrist Pain: A Cautionary Tale

There are a lot of great things about gaming. It’s an excellent way to have fun with friends, channel your competitive energy into something positive, and just relax. If you love playing as much as I do, sometimes your “quick gaming breaks” can turn into multi-hour marathons. While there’s nothing…

Gamers are Active: A Short History of Exercise Games

We’ve all seen the stereotype before: gamers are sluggish, chubby, and just plain out-of-shape. That’s been around since the earliest days of gaming, lumped in with the stereotype of the young, white, male gamer. Eventually it morphed into something a little different: the stereotype of gamers who loves junk food,…

Level-Up and try the SNACK Fits Challenge

When we started Ritual Motion we set out with a mission to bring you products that would enhance your wellbeing and boost your performance. SNACK was one brand whose innovative plant-based products leaped out at us. If you haven’t tried SNACK, their Superfood Clusters are made with ONLY farm-fresh Spirulina…

Esports Injuries Are Destroying Competitive Careers

Esports isn’t a physical industry compared to what players put their bodies through in traditional sports like basketball and football. However, it still takes an incredible toll, and when gaming injuries occur, sometimes they can cause careers to crumble. Long-time professional Call of Duty player Tommy “ZooMaa” Paparatto of the…

Razer’s ‘Project Hazel’ Mask Blends Fashion With Safety

Razer’s prototype, labeled as “The World’s Smartest Mask,” is a fascinating innovation that combines protection in public with colorful gaming fashion. The concept is clear: Project Hazel is an N95 mask with RGB lights and voice projection. The reusable mask contains a transparent outside shell made of scratch-resistant and waterproof…

Running to Gaming Music Has Kept Me Sane in Lockdown

Things are rough right now – we all know it. We hoped the mess would stay behind in 2020, but the first week of 2021 has proved just as tumultuous. In addition to all that, it’s also January, a time when people make resolutions for the new year. If your…

5 Tips to Prevent Back and Neck Pain While Gaming

Most often, gaming feels great. It’s fun, exhilarating, and energizing, among many other good things. But when you game enough, it can also start to cause pain in various parts of your body. Among regular gamers, the most common areas of pain and injury are hands, wrists, arms, back and…

Maintaining Balance and Positive Health in Esports

What if I told you the secret to a successful and long career in esports didn’t rely on your skill in-game? The grind mentality has cultivated a negative culture in gaming and esports, and placed an unnecessary burden on competitors, content creators, and nearly every other role that exists in…

What is Wrist Extensor Overuse?

My name is Jordan Tsai and I’m a doctor of physical therapy working with professional gaming organizations including Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses. I have treated players from numerous games including League of Legends, Fortnite, CS:GO, and Valorant. I am going to provide a series of educational articles each highlighting a…

Common Injuries and Areas of Pain in Gaming

Our Ritual Motion community, along with the dedicated gaming community at large, knows full well the toll that hours and hours of gaming can take on our bodies. We love the game, we love the sport, and it does wonders for our mental health and social lives. At the same…