Jun 1, 2011
As reported on the TVNZ website, a study by the University of Auckland has been looking into how sustained use of games which have an active element, like dance mats or motion sensors, can be good for overweight children.
More than 300 children took part in study and results showed a positive effect on the body mass index of the active gamers aged between 10 and 14, compared to the control group of children who were not regularly playing the games. Whilst the effects were small, it did show that gaming could certainly play a role in helping children stay active, and be used to develop rehab programs. To read more, click here