Wednesday, March 23, 2011


A recent article in Time magazine details a new study that took a look at the role of exergames in helping children reach their daily recommended levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Scientists asked children ages 9-13 to play a variety of exergames that included Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Boxing, and Lightspaces' Bug Invasion. Researchers found that when children played with these games for ten minutes, the children expended at least as much energy as they did walking on a treadmill for a comparative length of time.

You can read more of the study, which was published in the March 7th online edition of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, here.

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