Active Video Games

Active Video Games Are No Replacement for Activity

Kelly Murumets | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living
Kelly Murumets

Lately, there's been a lot of buzz about active video games being a new tech solution to the inactivity crisis in Canadian kids. While active video games -- also called exergames -- may seem like a plausible way to get kids to exercise more, a recent review of academic literature suggests this may not be the case.

Active "Exergame" Video Games Not Backed By Fitness Advocates

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Active video games may help get kids off the couch, but child fitness advocates say they shouldn't be seen as a substitute for real exercise...

Active Video Games Fail To Improve Kids’ Fitness

CBC | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Living

Children who play active video games don't actually exercise enough at home to gain any benefit compared with regular video games, a new study finds. ...