Sunday, June 10, 2012

Are #exergames effective? #Exergaming criticism & infographic

I know there's been a lot of press (or at least tweets) that pile on the poor effects of exergaming to improve fitness and health outcomes but with every study its also really important to be able to dissect the strengths and weaknesses. Although the stats look to be correct, of course they were carefully selected to tell a certain story. If you look at the studies at the bottom, you will find articles that show exergaming can: illicit MVPA, lower body composition and BMI, improve executive function if given the correct conditions. It's in the Way That You Use It!

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Click here to explore more of ExerGame Lab's archived research studies.

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