Study finds Wii games not great for kid exercise

So-called active video games seemed to hold great

So-called active video games seemed to hold great promise for getting players off the couch and into movement. But a new study says the Wii games are not giving kids anywhere near the needed exercise intensity. (Nov. 19, 2011) (Credit: AP)

Virtual boxing, tennis and dancing along with video game systems may not be helping children meet daily exercise requirements, according to a new study.

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas found that children who were given so-called active video games to play on a Nintendo Wii didn't end up logging any more moderate or vigorous physical activity than those given...

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