Video Games Could Help Combat Obesity

Posted by | December 8, 2011

Here’s a fun word, exer-gaming. It’s what researchers are calling games that require active movement from the player like Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Sports. Turns out, people need about an hour of active exercise a day to remain healthy, and kids are playing these games for much longer than that. The result is a lot of calories burned, and perhaps, healthier gamers. Of course, obesity doesn’t come out of the air, and the real cause is the horrible food-like objects we’re stuffing down our collective gullet. But hey, exercise, or exer-gaming, helps. The Montreal Gazette has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    December 8, 2011 6:53 am

    When Wii Fit hit the shelves, we saw a lot of reports on how people were losing weight and toning up with the game. I wonder what the latest round of body-control games are doing for people.

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