Motivating effects of cooperative exergame play for overweight and obese adolescents.

@article{Staiano2012MotivatingEO,
  title={Motivating effects of cooperative exergame play for overweight and obese adolescents.},
  author={Amanda E. Staiano and Anisha Anna Abraham and Sandra L. Calvert},
  journal={Journal of diabetes science and technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={812-9}
}
BACKGROUND Exergames (i.e., video games that require gross motor activity) may provide intrinsically motivating experiences that engage youth in sustained physical activity. METHOD Thirty-one low-income 15- to 19-year-old overweight and obese African American adolescents were randomly assigned to a competitive exergame (n = 17) or a cooperative exergame (n = 14) condition. Participants played a preassigned Wii Active exergame routine that took between 30 and 60 min each school day, and… CONTINUE READING
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