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Active Video Gaming (Exergaming) is Good For Children's Health

It's no secret that levels of inactivity and obesity are very high in our current population of children. In fact, less than half of primary school kids meet the minimum levels of activity that are required to maintain health. Active video gaming, however, can stem that tide. Known as exergaming, using active console video games that track player movement could become a good alternative form of exercise. According to The Journal of Pediatrics, such devices as Xbox's Kinect and the Wii are becoming popular amongst children and can help improve their overall health.

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CalvinKlein1225d ago

I had no idea that physical activity was good for children. It would be amazing if it was also good for adults too.

PopRocks3591225d ago

I know, right? Next thing you know they'll be saying fruits and vegetables make for a healthy diet for adults too.

Cam9771225d ago

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'Exergame' the **** out of yourself.

M-M1225d ago

Exergaming lmfao. Why would any kid want to be stuck in the house playing video games all day? When I was a kid, I always went outside with friends, the only time I stayed in to play video games was if it was raining, or none of my friends were home.

Tetsujin1225d ago

I was the opposite, I preferred to stay inside and get to the next stage (or beat a game); I rarely wanted to go out because the area I lived there wasn't many kids my age that didn't stay out of trouble.

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DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) is a very good exercise game, and I'm an adult who still plays it.