28 Feb '12, 4am

Active video games fail to improve kids' fitness: Study: Some public health researchers have hoped that active v...

NEW YORK - 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 did not 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 is still possible playing active Wii games instead of other video games or simply watching TV could mean youngsters burn a few extra calories. "Is the Wii going to really contribute to getting those sixty minutes of physical activity a day? I don't think it will," said Dr Jacob Barkley, an exercise scientist from Kent State University in Ohio who did not participate in the new research. Some public health researchers have hoped that active video games might be...

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