More Research on Active Video Games for Kids
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I haven’t posted in a very long time. Circumstances beyond my control… Anyway…
I ran across an article in Medical Daily that summarizes a study from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Since I believe that, the long term physical health ramifications of hours of sedentary video game playing by young children may well leave all of us sorry in years to come, I thought I would pass this on to you.
Keep reading to discover an excerpt from the article by Anthony Rivas (http://www.medicaldaily.com/reporters/anthony-rivas).
Active Video Games for Kids
“Active Video Games May Be A Good Supplement To Outdoor Play For Kids”
“For a long time now, scientists have warned parents about letting their kids play video games during their free time…”
“…a new study suggests all that movement may be just as effective as playing outdoors.”
“The study comes from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where researchers were interested in comparing the effects of playing motion-based video games to so-called “unstructured outdoor play” — playing in a playground, for example — among children aged 5 to 8.”
“The researchers hooked up 16 normal-weight children to accelerometers on their hips and both wrists,…”
“Outdoor play took place in a fully-equipped playground…” “kids could engage in whichever activities they wanted.”
“When they went inside to play video games, they were given an Xbox 360 Kinect with the game “Kinect Adventures: River Rush.” The game requires jumping and side-stepping to maneuver an inflatable raft through river courses.”
“The researchers measured levels of physical activity with the Children’s Activity Rating Scale,” (Link to Children’s Activity Rating Scale = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2091164)
“According to national physical activity guidelines, children and adolescents should be getting 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day, in addition to muscle strengthening activities at least three days a week.” (National Physical Activity Guidlelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention= http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/children/index.htm)
Here is the link to the original article, Active Video Games May Be A Good Supplement To Outdoor Play For Kids (http://www.medicaldaily.com/active-video-games-may-be-good-supplement-outdoor-play-kids-338282)
Active Video Games for Kids could be a positive way to circumvent any health issues in the future of our children.
Parents always benefit from information from which to make decision regarding our children. Children are indeed the children of everyone.
Links to More Information…
Thinking Outside the Sandbox The Importance of Unstructured Play for Children
Active Videogaming Compared to Unstructured, Outdoor Play in Young Children: Percent Time in Moderate- to Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity and Estimated Energy Expenditure
No More Video Games: Limiting Electronics Use Can Improve Your Child’s Physical Activity And Health
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