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02/28/2012 04:20 PM ID: 91596 Permalink   

"Active" Video Games Don´t Improve Kids´ Fitness


A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that "active" video games such as "Wii Fit Plus" or "Dance Dance Revolution" don´t actually get kids up moving more than other video games.

The researchers gave Wii consoles to children aged between 9 and 12. Half of them received "active" games and the other half received "inactive" games to play with.

"Frankly, we were shocked by the complete lack of difference," says study author Dr. Tom Baranoswski. Kids given "active" video games showed no more overall physical exertion than those who used only their thumbs for regular video games.

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put those kids on some DDR Xtreme DOUBLE and then tell me they´re not more active then the thumb jabbers...

whoever conducted this research was a group of tools
  by: Rokkumon   02/29/2012 02:45 AM     
  the other way to look at this  
the other way to look at this is you can burn HEAPS of energy just by moving your thumbs (and fingers, what game since the 80´s has been thumbs only?)
  by: veya_victaous     02/29/2012 11:21 PM     
Source has the answer to how these results came about: the researchers attached the monitoring device to the belt.

Obviously, anybody who´s played a wii game can attest that while they don´t move their torso all that much, they´re sporting quite the arm muscle strain afterward.

Idiot researchers.
  by: velger   03/01/2012 12:33 AM     
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