According to a new study, anyway:
…gamers were more likely to be couch potatoes and that they had “a greater number of poor mental health days” than non-gamers.
We’re not surprised, because gaming can be a pretty depressing business. Just think: thousands of people have spent nearly fifty quid on things such as Transformers 2 or bought those Wii games that you only ever see in supermarkets. They’re enough to send anybody over the edge.