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.