Wrist, Fingers and Forearms oh my!

As gaming and live streaming become more popular, there is dark, ominous threat to our young adults lurking in the shadows. No, it’s not a creeper, a locust or rift monster, this threat is all too real!

If you have grinded for hours, or sometimes even days, you know how stiff and sore your fingers, wrist, hands and forearms might get. This may seem like a token of honor for having outworked, or out-grinded everyone that day but the long term consequences can be very serious. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is becoming more and more prevalent in young adults due to the huge increase in hours spent gaming with controllers and mouse and keyboard.

A condition that in the past was reserved for mostly secretaries and desk workers, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is now effecting gamers and live streamers almost everyday! The repetitive motion of  the fingers, wrist and hands, although necessary to achieve gaming greatness has created a perfect environment for more and more young adults to be at risk for one of the most painful and discomforting conditions a person can encounter.

So what can YOU do to prevent from ever coming face to face with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and needing a nasty injection or even invasive surgery?

  1. Take BreaksYes, we all know you want to grind 24, 36, even 48 hours for the instant boost in subs, followers or maybe just in game rewards. But quite frankly, that is just not the smartest thing to do for your health. Taking small breaks can not only give your fingers, hands and forearms relief from the constant beating they are facing from W keying your opponents, it also gives your body and mind some time to recover as well.
  2. Correct your postureBelieve it our not, your posutre actually has a very big impact on the amount of stress that is put on the joints and muscles that are being used to take you to level 100 on your battle pass. The reason why posture is so important is because the more your shoulders are lowered and rolled forward, the more weight is pressed into the wrist and forearm, causing a bracing action. When those entities are having to brace you body and also, move at lightspeed to gain high-ground, the tiny muscles that hold your hands together are facing a MASSIVE amount of pressure. In the coming weeks, Motiv8 Gaming will release a tool to improve your posture effectively, stay tuned.
  3.  Prevention MethodsThe easiest way to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is to not get it in the first place. If you insist on becoming the most watched streamer or even the world’s greatest gamer, then there has to be an increased focus on preventing your wrist from becoming useless. A couple simple, quick and effortless exercises that can be done at your desk, sitting down can severely reduce your chances of being effected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
    •  Wrist stretches (forward and backward)
    •  Finger stretching
    •  Soft tissue massages of the hands and forearms
    •  strengthening of the hands, wrists and fingers

All of these are easy ways to reduce you chances of being effected by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and literally feeling pain, numbness or tingling every time you grab you mouse or controller.

Motiv8 Gaming will be releasing training aids and Carpal Tunnel prevention tools in the coming weeks in our team shop, so if you want to be at your best for years to come, make sure to stay in the loop. We are excited to be able to help our community grow and develop a better quality of life! That’s the Motiv8 Mission.

 

Day 2 of Twitchcon #TeamMotiv8

In the wake of Day 1 of Twitchcon, we were eager to get Day 2 started on the right foot. We woke up early, scurried to put our Motiv8 apparel on (link), and made sure we had a nutritious breakfast before reaching our final destination at the event.

Day 2 was all about making new connections. We shared the Motiv8 mission to anyone and everyone willing to hear us out on how we want to help serve the gaming community instead of simply taking what we can from it, and making out like bandits. We tried our best to not only create connections with brands, but also had stops with avid gamers and streamers throughout the event to ask them what they felt were some of the biggest problems facing the gaming community, and what Motiv8 can do to help alleviate some of the daily struggles. (Thank you to GrimRVG, NursegamerRyan, MIKEDRO1TV) It was incredible hearing people’s stories and getting to know what some content creators go through on a daily basis was a truly humbling experience.

We were fortunate enough to be invited to the Crucible party hosted by Amazon Games. Their production and the effort put into that event was something special. Amazon never disappoints. It was at that time that Asuaje, the owner of Motiv8 Gaming, ran into another incredible member of Motiv8 Gaming, Violet. This is where the night truly started for the Motiv8 Family.

Drinks, dancing and a whole lot of bonding was going on in downtown San Diego. Motiv8 Gaming is definitely a tighter knit group now then ever before. We can’t wait for our future together and to grow our family slow, but ever so surely.

“ I can’t tell you how inspired I was seeing the smiles and laughs Team Motiv8 were sharing together. Although I wish everyone from the org could have made it out to Twitchcon, the members who did show were amazing human beings and I couldn’t be more proud to have them represent the company I have dreamed of. My only hope is that I could have a small positive impact on their lives, and help them grow as influencers, content creators, and most importantly…people.” – Carlos Asuaje

Day 1 of Twitchcon with #TeamMotiv8

Sunny San Diego is the perfect place to enjoy the beach, the beautiful California weather and best of all, the awesome venue at Twitchcon 2019!

Day 1 of Twitchcon 2019 was such an amazing experience for Motiv8 Gaming. After a long day of travel, we were excited to enjoy some of the good eats downtown San Diego had to offer. We had our bellies full of California burritos by the time we made our way into the San Diego Convention Center, with no real idea of what to expect from this event. Luckily, we were greeted by a couple of incredible people from our partners at Eyepromise, Brad and Zack. Later, we were fortunate to be able to spend time with a few of the most humble executives from TCL, a world wide, multi-billion dollar technology company! This in itself was enough of a reason to be here.Wandering around the venue was simply surreal. The atmosphere at this event is special because there are so many like-minded people in the same place. The perfect opportunity to learn, grow and share knowledge.

Our entire purpose in attending Twitchcon is to network and grow awareness for the Motiv8 Mission. We have dedicated ourselves to serving the gaming community. By learning what problems the gaming industry is facing, as well as what personal issues streamers and content creators may face on a daily basis, we can mold both our staff and influencers to best serve the community positively.

We want to help people find solution to some of the most rampant issues facing gamers including mental health, fitness and dietary problems and lack of financial literacy to name a few. So if you see us walking around San Diego, we would love to talk! Join us for a meal or just a simple conversation! We want to help YOU!

Eyepromise x Motiv8 Gaming aspire to help gamers

The gaming industry is full of teams, people and organizations trying to take as much as they can from the gaming world. It’s what is trending right now. It’s the golden ticket to fame and success. It’s hot. But one company is trying to give back.

Eyepromise, a division of Zeavision llc (link to site), has made it’s way into the gaming industry with one objective in mind, helping gamers improve, protect and maintain their vision as much as possible. Co-founded by Dennis Gierhart in 2001, Eyepromise has almost 20 years of experience in the eye vitamin industry. The company (Eyepromise) has grown into the industry leader in visual aids and has worked with players and teams in the biggest markets in the world.

As a partner in Major League Baseball’s Arizona Fall League, where the most elite, rising minor league prospects showcase their talents, Eyepromise has stood the test of time; and scrutiny. Eyepromise has worked with some of the most elite athletes such as Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers, Tommy La Stella [LA Angels],  and silver slugger award winner Neil Walker. They have worked with dozens of MLB, NFL, and NHL teams and their product is well regarded as a “must-have” for any athlete looking to get an edge.

    “As an athlete, I’m always looking to improve my game. EyePromise helped greatly with my on-field vision. I don’t know how I’d go back to playing without it.” – 2019 MLB All Star Tommy La Stella

For Motiv8 Gaming, it was a no brainer to bring Eyepromise into the uncharted waters of the gaming world. Eyepromise’s goals, direction and vision for helping others all fall congruent to those of Motiv8.

To match the needs of the devastating affects looking at monitors, phone and tablet screens, Eyepromise has released a gamer-specific product tailored to helping the most common issues in the gaming industry. Screen Shield Pro, as the product is called, has a natural blend of ingredients including lutein, omega-3, vitamin D and the most powerful all natural visual aid, Zeaxanthin. If you have never heard of Zeaxanthin, you aren’t alone. Most people don’t realize that although they consume Zeaxanthin everyday in their diet through kale, spinach, or carrots, often times they simply just do not consume enough. That is where Eyepromise steps in and supplements your eye-needs.

Screen Shield Pro is the best way for gamers, office workers or anyone who is prone to looking at blue-light generating screens (all screens nowadays) for extended periods of time. The one-pill-a-day formula has been approved by NSF Certified for Sport, which is ground breaking in the gaming industry. For those who may not know, supplements do NOT have to work in accordance to the FDA which is becoming a growing issue. Many of the supplements you have taken or supported in the past may have been tainted with improper amounts of ingredients, dirty or residue filled machinery, or poorly kept facilities. NSF approval means that Screen Shield has passed the national standard for cleanliness, and professionalism. Note that ONLY NSF approved products are allowed to be taken by professional athletes. So that tub of whatever supplement you might be taking right now, yeah, that doesn’t fly for the best athletes in the world. Shouldn’t you take care of your vision with what the pros are using on a daily basis?

Screen Shield Pro is changing the way people take care of themselves and their vision for years to come. Do yourself, and more specifically, your eyes a favor and add some Eyepromise to your rotation. It’s the visual edge!

To learn more please visit their website here

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