“Exergames” getting kids off the couch, on their feet, and moving

A prospective cohort study published in Pediatrics surveyed 1,843 Canadian kids between the ages of 10 and 12 to see if they played any active videogames, such as Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Fit.  What they found was that not only do nearly a quarter of the surveyed kids report exergaming, but they also are playing on average 2 days per week for about 50 minutes each, providing the opportunity for kids to reduce sedetary lifestyle and to engage in physical activity.  What is your opinion on the use of videogames to achieve a more active generation?

For more information, please read the article in Pediatrics.

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