28 Feb '12, 1am

Wii games don't mean kids exercise more: Study

Wii games don't mean kids exercise more: Study

Virtual boxing, tennis and dancing along with video game systems may not be helping children meet daily exercise requirements, according to a United States study. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM (REUTERS) - Virtual boxing, tennis and dancing along with video game systems may not be helping children meet daily exercise requirements, according to a United States study. Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas found that children 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. Some public health researchers have hoped that active video games might be an alternative to outdoor play and sports for at least some of the physical activity children need, especially for those who live in unsafe neighbourhoods where pla...

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