One of our main focuses at Exen Esports is to bring well-being and health-conscious thinking to the lives of our players and to the esports scene as a whole – that is why, we are more than honored to welcome the prestigious Eveliina Rauhansalo to our family, as our Wellness Coach.
To get all of the informative facts straight, we asked Eveliina for an introduction regarding herself and her line of work:
"I have been working in the field of physical education for over ten years; coaching and rehabilitating people of all ages and all skill-levels of Athletes and fitness enthusiasts, as well as Educating and training students and experts of the field. I don't have much knowledge about video games, but what I do know is how the mind and body of a human being work. I know what a player needs to do so they can be physically and mentally strong.
Just like in other sports, the body and the mind are the most important tools in competitive gaming. A big burden for the players are prolonged static postures, repetitive movements, as well as cognitive functions, which require unflagging focus, precision, and reaction speed.
Low levels of sleep, suboptimal Nutrition and, poor fitness levels all lower the performance of a player. There is no room for this, especially in competitive matches where even a couple of milliseconds can determine the result of the match.
The goal of wellness coaching is to maximize the players' performance to fit the level of competitive gaming. This will be achieved by offering the players tools and support for the planning and achieving of actions, that will boost their performance.”
Student of Master of Health Sciences (MHS) / University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Sport Sciences
– Physiotherapy (Teacher Education of Health Sciences)
– Exercise Psychology
– Health Education
Authorized Personal Trainer
One of our most important goals is to bring well-being and healthy lifestyles to the lives of our players and to the entire esports industry - this is why we are honored to welcome Eveliina Rauhansalo, who is respected in her field, to Exen, as our own well-being coach.
Here is Eveliina's introduction about herself and her field:
"I have worked for more than ten years in sports, coaching and rehabilitating athletes and exercisers of different ages and levels, as well as training students and experts in the field. I know nothing about games, but I know how the human body and mind work. I know what a player needs to do to be physically and mentally strong.
As in other sports, in competitive gaming, the body and mind are the player's most important tools. Players are particularly burdened by static positions, repetitive movements and cognitive tasks that require unwavering concentration, accuracy and reaction speed.
Suboptimal nutrition, poor fitness level and little sleep impair a player's performance. In a competition where even a few milliseconds can decide the victory, this kind of thing cannot be afforded.
Well-being coaching aims to enable maximizing performance to the level required by competitive gaming. This happens by offering players tools and support for planning and implementing measures that promote their own performance.
Professional gaming requires a professional approach to well-being!"
TtM student / Faculty of Physical Education, University of Jyväskylä
– physiotherapy, health science teacher training
– exercise psychology
– Health information
Authorized personal trainer