Virtual Exercise Not the Same as Real Exercise - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/8/08

Virtual Exercise Not the Same as Real Exercise

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Courtesy: University of Michigan Health System Courtesy: University of Michigan Health System

Interactive video games may get kids up and moving, but according to experts at the University Of Michigan, they are no replacement for traditional exercise. 

Recent studies have shown that kids can burn up to 70 calories an hour while playing active video games, but playing an actual sport would burn three to four times that amount.

So, even though video games can have their advantages, like improving kids' confidence and hand-eye coordination, the best way to keep kids fit is getting them outside to play real sports.

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