Thursday, March 24, 2022

Video games "exergames" enjoyable for beginners

Video games that require you to move are called exergames, and have been found to be a useful way to get more physical activity especially in those not getting the recommended levels of daily activity.

Not surprisingly, those that consistently played exergames enjoyed the experience more than traditional exercise. As previously reported, autonomy has been linked to enjoyment and participation levels; 

The researchers found that physical exertion levels were higher in traditional aerobics classes. But the exergamers enjoyed themselves more, and described a sense of autonomy over their workouts afterward—and this sense of autonomy could mean the difference between skipping the gym and choosing to exercise every day.

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