Can Exergaming Contribute to Improving Physical Activity Levels and Health Outcomes in Children?

  title={Can Exergaming Contribute to Improving Physical Activity Levels and Health Outcomes in Children?},
  author={Amanda J. Daley},
  pages={763 - 771}
  • A. Daley
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Psychology
  • Pediatrics
Physical inactivity among children is a serious public health problem. It has been suggested that high levels of screen time are contributory factors that encourage sedentary lifestyles in young people. As physical inactivity and obesity levels continue to rise in young people, it has been proposed that new-generation active computer- and video-console games (otherwise known as “exergaming”) may offer the opportunity to contribute to young people's energy expenditure during their free time… 
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