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ExerGames: Not Just Another Health Craze!

Can exergames be used positively to treat childhood obesity and get kids moving more than just their thumbs? In contrast to traditional video games, exergames allow players to experience various activities (e.g., bowling, fishing, tennis, golf) in a virtual world or even take a walk or run. Hand controllers are eliminated and the body is used to power the game.

For obese children, “eating less and moving more” is the formula. In fact, research has revealed that children were six times more likely to take to exercise if it involved a video game. 

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