12 May '11, 2pm

Get the facts about exer-gaming

Get the facts about exer-gaming

Absolutely. In terms of calories burned, playing active video games is comparable to mild to moderate physical activity (like walking or casual bike riding), according to a review in the journal Pediatric Exercise Science. And the American Heart Association recently partnered with Nintendo to promote exer-games (including the Wii Fit Plus) as one way to be more active. These games are great for anyone who prefers to work out at home, says Rebecca Battista, PhD, an associate professor in the department of health, leisure and exercise science at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. The competitive aspect—racking up points and advancing to higher levels—can also be a big motivator.

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