How Computer Slowly Replaces Outdoor Activities

We are in a modern day wherein almost everything is made possible and easy through the advancement of technology. In fact, our life these days is too far different from the way we live our life before. Things that are done before might not be available these days. These changes can be observed in various activities by human beings.

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Studies revealed that the latest technology, computers in particular are replacing the outdoor activities. It’s because many people who are tech and computer savvy prefer spending most of their time in front of a computer rather than doing outdoor activities. Before, people engage in outdoor activities, but in today’s generation, it seems that everyone would just want to stay at home.

What could be the reasons why most of us these days prefer facing the computers instead of having fun and enjoy outdoor activities? One of the main reason is that there are things that can be done in the computer that greatly affects the society. Some of which are playing video games or visiting social networking sites.

Many people, kids and adults alike, are not enjoying physical activities outside because they’re a lot happier and contended with playing games or other stuffs online. Here are some of the examples on how the modern technology is replacing outdoor activities particularly on the part of the kids of this generation:

Exercising inside

Almost all the exercises before are done physically outdoor for better results and for enjoyment, but these days some exercises can be done at home with the help of computers. Doing exercise indoor is different as compared to engaging in outdoor activities.

Bonding online

Before, families or friends have time doing some exciting activities outside like camping, hiking, mountain climbing, going to parks and having picnics, playing outdoor games and more. However, with the existence of latest technology, particularly the computers and other gadgets, bonding time only happens rarely these days. Computers make every individual busy with things that are far different from what outdoor activities could provide.

Playing video games

Most individuals of this generation don’t have enough idea about outdoor games, but can master playing video games online. This only manifests that with the use of computers these days, outdoor games might be forgotten soon.

Interacting with people via SMS

Computers aren’t only replacing outdoor activities, but it also limits the opportunity to interact with other people. Instead of directly speaking to friends, most people now prefer to chat in different social media sites (SMS) like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Changing one’s lifestyle

Sitting in front of a computer most of the time can impact the health of an individual. It’s because your body is not moving thus may lead to becoming physically unfit. Keep in mind that the radiation of the computer can take a toll to your health.


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Indeed, the technology specifically computers greatly affects the human lives. That is why people should know how to utilize computers and other breakthroughs of technology properly. There’s nothing wrong using computers because it’s one way of adapting changes and innovations. However, make sure not to let technology make your life unproductive.

The above mentioned scenarios could definitely be observed these days. Though it’s nice knowing that adapting to modern technology is great but forgetting the idea of engaging to outdoor activities must not be considered. Though computers can help and you can do almost everything with it, still manage the balance between doing physical activities and sitting in front of your computer. It’s not a good idea to give up outdoor activities over playing games in the computer. We should always remember that computers will not provide the health benefits that could be offered by outdoor activities.

Parents should instill in mind of their children not to spend most of their time using computer and other devices. Instead, children should spend most of their time engaging in outdoor activities that can make them physically fit. Likewise, doing outdoor activities gives the opportunity to meet new friends and interact with big group of people. It can also help in boosting one’s self-confidence.

With what technology could offer these days there’s no doubt that it has the ability to replace almost everything including outdoor activities. With those reasons discussed above, there will always be a possibility that computers are better option by this generation as compared with outdoor activities. But still, it will depend on your choice whether you’ll engage yourself more with computers than enjoying yourself with outdoor activities.

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