Monday, May 21, 2012

#Exergame Benefits Review & Improved Body Comp Studies (SciVee)

I just came across SciVee and thought it is a great way to make science and research understandable for the masses. Although the quality of the videos can really vary, it has great potential to translate to a more informed consumer. I also love that a view of the actual paper is included and I think this would be a great way to have students break down research papers.




Maddison, R., Foley, L., Ni Mhurchu, C., Jiang, Y., Jull, A., Prapavessis, H., Hohepa, M., & Rodgers, A. (2011). Effects of active video games on body composition: a randomized controlled trial American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 94 (1), 156-163 DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.110.009142
Primack, B., Carroll, M., McNamara, M., Klem, M., King, B., Rich, M., Chan, C., & Nayak, S (2012). Role of Video Games in Improving Health-Related Outcomes : A Systematic Review American Journal of Preventive Medicine , 42 (6), 630-638 : 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.02.023

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