Research: Kids don't get more exercise with active Wii games

02/27/2012 | Reuters

Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have found that children using active video games for the Wii console, such as "Wii Sports" or "Dance Dance Revolution-Hottest Party 3," don't get more exercise than children playing other games. Over 13 weeks, the researchers determined that test subjects using active games weren't getting more exercise, measured with an accelerometer, than children playing inactive games, such as "Disney Sing It: Pop Hits" or "Super Mario Galaxy."

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