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Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - Mar• 13•11

I guess if you can’t make them put down the controller and go outside, this is a way to make them sweat…

“Interactive video games that require high-energy movement raised middle school kids’ metabolisms to levels typically seen with moderate or vigorous exercise, a new study finds. Researchers evaluated the effect of six forms of so-called “exergaming” on energy expenditure in 39 children of various body-mass indexes (BMIs) at a youth fitness research and training center at the University of Massachusetts.”

Video Games That Make Kids Move Burn Calories

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