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Games Health J. 2012 Jun;1(3):228-232.

Is Enhanced Physical Activity Possible Using Active Videogames?

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1
USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center , Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
2
Department of Communication Studies, School of Communication, Northwestern University , Evanston, Illinois.

Abstract

Our research indicated that 10-12-year-old children receiving two active Wii (Nintendo®; Nintendo of America, Inc., Redmond, WA) console videogames were no more physically active than children receiving two inactive videogames. Research is needed on how active videogames may increase physical activity.

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