Active gaming may not boost children's physical activity

02/27/2012 | Reuters

Children who played with active video games at weeks one, six, seven and 12 during a 13-week study had an average of 25 to 28 minutes of daily moderate or vigorous physical activity compared with 26 to 29 minutes for children who played with inactive games, a study in the journal Pediatrics found. The researchers also noted no difference between the two groups in minutes spent doing light exercise or being sedentary during any week.

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