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Esports Healthcare’s Question of the Day is a new series to help educate our viewers on all aspects of their lives, not just in gaming. We will be answering questions from all topics in health and wellness including nutrition, exercise, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and more!

Below, you can browse through previous questions asked and answered, or you can submit your own question for us to answer in a future video.

February 2022 – Question of the Day

February 10, 2022

Q: What is a tension-type headache?

A: Tension-type headaches are secondary headaches; in other words, the pain is not truly in your head. Rather, the pain is referred from muscles–most often around the neck and base of the skull.

February 9, 2022

Q: How do I stretch my upper trap?

A: The upper trapezius (traps) are the primary muscles that shrug your shoulder, but they also move your neck. Another muscle, the levator scapula, has similar functions. Both muscles are prone to tightness and pain while gaming, and this video will show you how to stretch each of them, properly.

February 8, 2022

Q: What is a macronutrient?

A: A macronutrient is a molecule which provides energy to your body in the form of Calories. The primary macronutrients are fat, carbohydrates, and protein.

February 7, 2022

Q: What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

A: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve impingement of the median nerve at the wrist within an enclosed anatomical pathway called the “carpal tunnel.” Irritation of the median nerve at this location will likely cause symptoms of numbness, tingling, weakness, or even atrophy in the thumb, index, and middle finger.

February 4, 2022

Q: What are the healthiest snack options?

A: Snacking is generally less healthy than eating fewer, larger meals per day in order to reach your nutrient goals. However, if you need to have a snack, there are certainly better options than food items such as chips or candy.

February 3, 2022

Q: What is sciatica?

A: Sciatica is the name of a pain pattern that travels down the back or outer portion of your thigh and leg. However, most people misunderstand the origin of the pain. Jordon explains sciatica in today’s Question of the Day

February 2, 2022

Q: What should I do during my breaks from gaming?

A: Taking breaks from gaming is a standard recommendation to help reduce your risk of various ailments–both physical and psychological. We recommend taking breaks at regular intervals for which you can set a timer on your PC or phone to remind you.

February 1, 2022

Q: Are video games bad for your eyes?

A: Viewing a computer screen or monitor does not appear to cause long-term eye damage or changes in vision. However, there are 2 other concerns that come from screen time that may cause pain, discomfort, or other symptoms.

January 2022 – Question of the Day

January 31, 2022

Q: What is acupuncture?

A: Acupuncture is an ancient form of healthcare and is now in the category of alternative medicine. Acupuncture uses single use, sterile, non-hollow needles to assist the body’s natural healing processes.

January 28, 2022

Q: Why does cilantro taste like soap?

A: For the majority of the population, cilantro has a zesty, citrus flavor. However, for ~13% of the population, it is perceived as a soapy taste. This is due to a smell-receptor gene that has both sex and ancestral influence.

January 27, 2022

Q: Are planks good exercises?

A: Many people perform the plank exercise in an attempt to build abdominal muscles (e.g., the six-pack abs). However, the plank is a target exercise for core stability and will not provide significant improvements in the appearance of your abdomen.

January 26, 2022

Q: What is the best sleep position?

A: There are three major positions in which you can sleep: on your belly, on your side, or on your back. Are all these positions equal? Jordon describes these options and explains which is best for your body.

January 25, 2022

Q: Is cracking your knuckles bad for you?

A: Many people believe cracking your knuckles can lead to arthritis, but is that true? One of our chiropractors, Dr. Dan, explains the answer on today’s Question of the Day.

January 24, 2022

Q: Should you stretch before gaming?

A: Many people believe stretching prior to any physical activity is valuable for injury prevention and making muscles and joints feel ready for performance. Research may not agree, though! Today’s Question of the Day explains more.

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