For many of us, being paid to play video games is the ultimate dream job. However, a new piece in Wired showed its not all it is cracked up to be. Professional gamers on Twitch play and stream for hours without a break to try and keep fans happy and the money coming in. And it has caused health issues, including serious back pain.
Professional streamers (and gamers more generally) tend to get the same health issues as office workers, who are also desk-bound for eight hours at a time. But they also share some problems with rock climbers and musicians, who put plenty of strain on their hands and wrists through repetitive motion.
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