Bruce Bailey Video Game Research - BYU News

Uploaded by BYUNews on 07.03.2011

What we were interested in really was the energy
expenditure playing these active form of
video games. So what we found was that these types
of video games can increase physical
activity to a moderate to vigorous
level assuming that the appropriate games and appropriate
levels are chosen,
and if they participate in these it can be something that can
help them meet the
guidelines for physical activity for children. It probably won't solve the epidemic of obesity
but it could be a useful tool for parents and also for health professionals
who are trying to increase physical activity
in children
to help them be more physically active, especially
in those children that enjoy video gaming and maybe don't enjoy other forms of physical
that might
help them to be more physically active and possibly a little more fit. Yay! I win!