They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and I believe that is very true. It is very important to make time for some fun in your busy schedule. There are many different ways that people can have fun, depending on what their interests are. In this article, we are going to take a look at the health benefits of having fun.
When people are going through stressful situations, a hormone known as Cortisol (“stress hormone”), shoots up to unhealthy levels. It is a hormone that is meant to combat stress in tough situations, although it can cause things like weight gain and inhibit the body’s ability to fight off infection and heal itself. Cortisol levels are lowered when we have fun.
When we are having fun, the levels of serotonin are increased. This is a chemical that regulates many different processes in our bodies such as sleep patterns, memory, body temperature, and mood.
Improved Ability to Cope
We will all agree that we can’t spend the whole time having fun, unless we have nothing else to do, and are very wealthy. This, however, doesn’t mean that we can’t have some fun every now and then. This is the best way to control, or get rid of your stress.
Energy levels are boosted greatly when people take part in fun activities, and this is good because stress affects people both physically and mentally. Relaxing and enjoying are some of the best ways for people to reduce their stress levels.
Improved Memory and Concentration
There is a better memory that is acquired due to reduced cortisol levels and increased serotonin levels, when people are having fun. This in turn leads to improved memory and concentration.
Health Benefits of Having Fun
Best Gaming Keyboards of 2018
There are many ways that people can have fun, and one of them is through playing video games. That is why in this section, we are now going to review the best gaming keyboards of 2018. If you would like to see more details regarding the keyboards, the internet is full of information.
Redragon K552 KUMARA
This is a high speed USB cable keyboard that comes with great ergonomics and a space saving design. It features a Solid Aircraft-grade Aluminum and ABS construction, plate mounted keys, double-shot injection molded keycaps, high-end switches with mechanical ultra-last springs, crisp and bright adjustable RGB LED backlighting. It comes with multiple RGB backlight colors and 5 different lighting modes for all 87 keys or create your own custom settings. The brightness is adjustable.
Razer DeathStalker Essential
This is one of those boards that aren’t clicky, and have a good reaction time and increasing APM. The only unfortunate thing is the price of the Chroma and Backlit editions, but if you can do without the fancy lighting, you can get it at under $40.
This is an entry keyboard that features clean blue LED backlighting, 6 programmable ‘G-keys’ found along the left of the keyboard, and a game mode/desktop switch. One can press up to 5 keys at a go without ghosting or interference, since it disables windows and context menu keys.
Havit KB390L Ultra-Thin TKL
This is one of the smallest keyboards available, weighing just over a pound and measuring 13.9 x 5 x 0.9. it doesn’t come with full RGB, but it comes with backlight color. The backlighting features can be controlled using key commands.
Cooler Master Storm Quickfire Rapid
This is the most compact keyboard in this review, and the fact that it doesn’t have a numpad means that there is more space for the mouse. The keyboard features lazer etched key-caps, N-Key rollover functionality, 6 extra key caps, multimedia shortcut keys, and a removable USB cable. It also features 5 different Cherry MX Switch variations.
Razer Ornata Expert
This is a keyboard whose keys sit about mid height of a traditional keyboard, registering actions in reduced time. It features a wrist rest that is also easily removable, gaming data, and the standard green backlit version.
G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780R MX
This is a solid board that comes in red, brown, or blue. It features 6 dedicated macro keys along the left edge, sports audio, MIC, and USB pass through ports. It also comes with a foldable mouse cable holder that doubles up as a mouse bungee, a brushed anodized military-grade aluminum top plate, and crimson back lighting.
SteelSeries Apex M500 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
This board features Cherry MX Red switches for optimal performance, with each key having its own individual blue LED illumination (no RGB on this one). It also features full anti-ghosting and 104 key rollover, a reinforced steel back plate and robust plastic for durability.
Corsair Vengeance K70
This is a high class mechanical keyboard that is one of the best gaming keyboards of all time. It features a strong, black brushed aluminum chassis, Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, and pleasant backlighting.
It has full key rollover and full key matrix anti-ghosting for 100% accurate input even at 200+ APM. The keyboard is completed with a textured removable wrist rest.
This is a high quality, solidly built keyboard that comes in two versions, a cherry red and cherry black switch. It doesn’t have many features, but it performs very well. It also comes with both mechanical and non-mechanical options.
Logitech RGB G910 Orion Spark
This one has the best appearance in this group of keyboards although it doesn’t come with Cherry MX Reds switches. It features 9 programmable keys, dedicated media controls, smart phone dock, two wrist rests, and RGB backlighting.
ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro
This is a mechanical keyboard available in any flavor of Cherry MX Switches. It features three programmable thumb buttons, and along the left side of the keyboard are five programmable macro keys. It also has an easy shift key in place of caps lock, so that every key on the board can have a secondary function.
- Advanced anti-ghosting
- Finger-print smudge proof
- Audio in/out and two USB ports
- Integrated wrist rest
- 1000hz polling rate, 1 ms response time
- 8 rear-exit braided cable, 5 Rubber feet
- Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro S RGB
Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2
This keyboard comes with more than 16 million color combinations, and users can also choose between Cherry MX Blue, Razer Yellow, Razer Green, or Razer Orange switches.
This is a mechanical keyboard with an industrial look, that features six programmable “G” keys on the left edge. The keys can perform 18 unique functions for every game. It features Cherry MX Brown switches, tactile, silent keys, backlighting, a detachable palm rest, and key rollover/anti-ghosting.
Integrated USB 2.0 port
- Game/desktop mode disables Windows and context menu keys
- One-touch media keys
- Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750
- Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Corsair Gaming K95 PLATINUM
This is a pricey keyboard that is worth every penny. It features the new Cherry MX Speed Switches, a brushed aluminum frame, vibrant RGB backlighting, and rugged looking gunmetal gray. It has functional LightEdge software, 6 dedicated macro keys, 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover, and detachable wrist rest round out this keyboard nicely.
Reducing stress is very important, and one good way of doing that is through gaming. To enjoy the experience even more, you might want to try out one of the keyboards reviewed above.