Active video games don’t mean kids exercise more

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – All that virtual boxing, bowling and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, a new study suggests. In the report, kids who were given so-called active video games to play on a Nintendo Wii didn’t end up logging any more moderate or vigorous physical activity than those given games they could play sitting on the couch. Researchers said that it’s still possible playing active Wii games instead of other video games or simply watching TV could mean youngsters burn a few extra calories. …

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Active video games don’t mean kids exercise more

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