Stress is a very big topic and not to be excluded if it concerns itself in the eSport against the best to measure! The high strain on the brain and the constant pressure to cause as few mistakes as possible can be very exhausting for the brain after long hours of competition! Stress is just one of the many causes that lead to failure and adversely affect our health. In this article, we want to deal with the topic of stress for the time being.
To fight stress, we should first know what stress is! In stressful situations, hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol are increasingly produced in the body, causing blood pressure to rise and the body switches to alert. Especially accumulated stress/frustration can cause illness in the long run! Stress can affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. Most of the time it results in you unintentionally leaving out your anger on your fellow players and the equipment, or even taking it to bed at the end of the day! Our ancestors were able to run away quickly or fight. That is why we should still react to stress with movement today. The condition of our players is very important to us, that's why we started our project "FLG Health".
What do we want to achieve with FLG Health?
A lot of people and organizations still pay little or no attention to the health of their players and themselves. FLG Health is intended to support and promote the health of players and managers in eSports. It's a way for players and managers to be painless and stress-free while playing and working and thus to promote productivity in general. FLG Health is of course first and foremost for our players and managers but in the long run, we want to make this project accessible to everyone in the future. We want to help you with the best possible methods at our disposal and we are very thankful for the players and managers who have helped us so far and who have got involved with it. To make it clear with FLG Health, we want to draw the attention of players and organizations to this important topic, as it is neglected in the amateur scene. This is not about us having a great idea to draw attention to ourselves. If with this project we encourage other organizations to question the health of their players and managers, then exactly what we want will happen. Money should not play a role here, because health is the most important thing that should be promoted! FLG Health is a project that affects everyone not only our organization! We want to try different methods to strengthen the health of the people because this is often forgotten in eSports. These methods include, for example:
- Healthy nutrition
- Body stability exercises for the contribution of body posture
- Stress reduction
- Influence of external influences
- and many more
Issue: Stress and why a stress ball is good against it!
Yes, you read right. A stress ball. With the start of our project we, first of all, wanted to test how the stress ball affects our players. The stress ball, or as we call it the "rage ball", is already used by many professionals. So why not use it where enormous stress will be produced? In stressful situations, the ball is kneaded, squeezed and thrown until thought blocks disappear, our concentration improves and tensions ease. Stress is in principle nothing but accumulated energy, which must be released! Our "rage ball", which is worked on with full power is, therefore, a good alternative for our eSportsmen. Several studies on stress reduction have proven the positive effect of anti-stress balls on the body. Our players and managers have been using the stress ball a little longer now and after several interviews, we can say with conviction that this ball is definitely something for one or the other.