Video Gaming Increases Physical Activity
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Mypramid recommend that children get 60 minutes of moderate level exercise each day. Obesity has become a serious health concern for children and adolescents. Idaho currently has an obesity rate of 10.1% for children ages 10-17. As a response to this, the Nintendo Wii was introduced into a 4-H after-school program in Idaho. Data was collected to determine if participating in exergames was an effective way to be physically active for youth ages 9-12 years of age.
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Wittman, G. (2010). Video Gaming Increases Physical Activity. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 28. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.48.02.28