1. Exergaming & Childhood Obesity Presentation by Exergame Fitness USA

    Exergame Fitness Presentation: The Problem - Childhood Obesity The Solution - Kids Interactive Exergaming Products Some Exergaming Images provided by: *XRTainment Zone - Where working out is all play! *Xtreme Fun and Fitness - Fishers, Indiana *Buehler YMCA - Palatine, IL Exergame Fitness USA Exergaming Research & Testing Center 530 West Colfax Palatine, IL. 60067 Office: 847.963.8969 x1103 Fa…Read More

  2. Wii Fit Introduction Video

    The path to fitness begins with a single step. Nintendo's new Wii Fit combines fun and fitness in ways that will have people getting up off their couches, moving around, having fun and maybe even breaking a sweat. Wii Fit gets everyone pumped up about making enjoyable physical activities a part of their daily routines. Wii Fit even tracks users' progress, which lets people see how they have improv…Read More

  3. Wii Fit finding its way into rehab

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Injured athletes may find themselves playing Nintendo's Wii Fit as part of their rehabilitation. This and other fitness-oriented video games have "great potential" for core strengthening and rehabilitation and may boost compliance with rehabilitation exercises, Sue Stanley-Green, a professor of athletic training at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, told Reuters Heal…Read More

  4. UCSD to Study Impact of Video Games on Teenage Health

    Research Effort Part Of Nationwide Program By HEATHER CHAMBERS San Diego Business Journal Staff Gregory Norman Ready. Set. Launch Nintendo. Video game researchers eager to discover what holds the interest of gamers young and old have donned their (virtual) thinking caps and equipped themselves with all the equipment of an avid gamer as part of a nationwide study involving 11 universities and the M…Read More

  5. Are Wii Getting Into Shape Yet?

    Are Wii Getting Into Shape Yet? "Get out of the basement! It's a beautiful day outside and you're cooped up staring at your video games! Go play outside!"I'm sure this, or something like it, is the most often uttered phrase by moms on summer days. I heard it so often in my youth that I started to barely hear what was said before my automatic response of "just let me finish this level so I can save…Read More

  6. Mets and New York City Department of Health team up for ‘Fitness & Nutrition Education Day’ at Shea Stadium

    Thursday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. prior to game against Diamondbacks; More than 10,000 kids join effort to combat childhood obesity; Special guests include "The Biggest Loser" stars Bill & Jim Germanakos FLUSHING -- The New York Mets today announced that they will host more than 10,000 students from local elementary and middle schools for Fitness & Nutrition E…Read More

  7. Games People (and Researchers) Play in Pursuit of Health

    "Health is worth more than learning." -Thomas Jefferson in a letter to cousin John Garland Jefferson, June 11, 1790 A strong argument could be made that health and learning are dependent on each other. Jefferson, in the letter cited above, was urging his cousin to set aside time every afternoon for exercise and recreation, arguing that such pursuits are vital to a person's overall well-being. When…Read More

  8. Exergaming: Fun and games for your health

    If you think video games are just for fun, some folks beg to differ: more than 300 of them, to be exact, who gathered in Baltimore recently for the 2008 Games for Health conference. Sponsored in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the conference explored how cutting-edge video-game technology can be applied to health and health care. This can range from “exergaming,” or video games use…Read More

  9. Exergames Gain Momentum!

    As seen on: Be Fit With Biray Original Article Here: http://befitwithbiray.com/2008/06/06/exergames-gain-momentum/ The field of exergaming and ‘games for health’ continue to grow. The momentum is strong and the scientists, programmers and health/fitness professionals have been rapidly pushing its research, development, and application. I’ve been following and even participating in some of th…Read More

  10. Surgeon General in Indiana For Obesity Prevention

    Press Release Indianapolis, Ind. -- Today, Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H. made a stop at Douglass Park in Indianapolis on his nationwide tour to promote the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative. The "Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future" initiative focuses on recognizing and showcasing those comm…Read More