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08 March 2011

Video games help kids burn kJ

Interactive video games that require high-energy movement raised school kids' metabolisms to levels typically seen with moderate or vigorous exercise, a new study finds.

Interactive video games that require high-energy movement raised school kids' metabolisms to levels typically seen with moderate or vigorous exercise, a new study finds.

The researchers noticed that children with higher BMIs - which included 21 children who were either overweight or at risk of becoming overweight - enjoyed the exergames more than children of normal weight, though all of them expended similar amounts of energy.

 
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