Active video games can be good exercise

06/19/2009 | ScientificAmerican.com

Active video games that get children off the couch and into playing sports or exercising actually can be good for them, several studies show. One study found elementary school children who played such video games for 35 minutes a day burned around 150 calories. Pediatricians and parents, however, are wary about encouraging children to play more of these games, fearing it will lead them to play more passive video games as well.

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