1. WMBD/WYZZ TV – PEORIA — A new fitness program combines video games with exercise.

    Video Games and Fitness Reported by: Angelica Alvarez, WMBD/WYZZ TV Thursday, Nov 13, 2008 @11:34am CST WMBD/WYZZ TV - PEORIA -- A new fitness program combines video games with exercise. Riverplex in Peoria introduces Exergaming, a program to get the unmotivated, motivated. Exergame Fitness uses interactive games to keep kids moving. Organizers say with the alarming rise in childhood obesity, it w…Read More

  2. Let’s get physical – Exergame Fitness

    By BY FRANK RADOSEVICH II OF THE JOURNAL STAR Posted Nov 13, 2008 @ 10:00 PM PEORIA — PEORIA - Austin Schroderus spent Thursday morning playing a lively game of dodgeball with a handful of other children at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center. "All you got to do is just make sure that little ball doesn't hit you," the 14-year-old Peorian said while waiting on the sidelines, "and if it …Read More

  3. The new face of fitness at RiverPlex

    By Ian Schwartz Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 5:48 p.m. PEORIA -- It is part game room, part disco, part health club-and kids in the heart of Illinois cannot get enough of it. Exergaming is a brand new part of the RiverPlex in Peoria. The state-of-the-art facility costs around $100,000. It is complete with a moving rock climbing wall, cycling video games and more. Kids said it is a good mix of …Read More

  4. Video games promoted in fight against childhood obesity

    MONTREAL - In the fight against childhood obesity, grim statistics continue to be reported. One in four children in the U.S. spend at least three hours a day sitting in front of the computer surfing the net but not doing school work - up from 22 per cent in 2003. Yet as an international conference being held in Montreal this week shows, the news isn't all bleak. In fact, one of the evils that's be…Read More

  5. Exer-gaming gets the nod from Canadian health meet

    By Frank Caron Published: November 04, 2008 - 10:09AM CT Though there are those who would dispute the link between noteworthy weight-loss and the various exer-gaming products offered by games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit when played in an active manner, members of a Canadian university think tank on health has come out in favor of the titles and their ability to encourage overweight children to be …Read More

  6. Exergame Fitness | XRGame Zone at The RiverPlex in Peoria IL

    Just imagine for a moment...   Kids voluntarily playing videogames to stay active, healthy and educated.... Exergaming is the Answer! Ask us how we can help your facility!   Exergame Fitness USA Exergaming Research & Testing Center 530 West Colfax Palatine, IL. 60067 Office: 847.963.8969 x1103 Fax: 847.963.8966 Cellular: 630.408.9995 info@exergamefitness.com www.exergamefitness.com…Read More

  7. Kids Swallow More Pills as Big Waistlines Become Growing Pain

    More American children are taking pills for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol than ever before, reflecting a rise in chronic diseases related to obesity, a study found. Use of drugs for type-2 diabetes, the form of the disease commonly seen in overweight adults, doubled in children ages 5 to 19 and cholesterol-lowering medications rose by 15 percent between 2002 and 2005, according to …Read More

  8. Headed for danger: Schools must help to reverse rise in diabetes, doctors say

    KALAMAZOO -- It's very difficult to help a 50-year-old diabetic who needs to overcome a lifetime of bad eating and exercise habits. Jennifer Harnish Kalamazoo GazetteStudents at Portage Central Middle School use exergaming as an alternative in gym class about twice a month. The games include Dance Dance Revolution, Wii, and Exerbikes. A Palatine, Illinois company called Exergame Fitness is largest…Read More

  9. Video games promoted in fight against childhood obesity

    MONTREAL - In the fight against childhood obesity, grim statistics continue to be reported. One in four children in the U.S. spend at least three hours a day sitting in front of the computer surfing the net but not doing school work - up from 22 per cent in 2003. Yet as an international conference being held in Montreal this week shows, the news isn't all bleak. In fact, one of the evils that's be…Read More

  10. Preventing and Reducing Childhood Obesity -Insert Your State Here

    Pay a little now – or pay a lot later – most states are choosing not to fund quality PE – just look at one state that is now paying more later – think about adding those numbers among all 50 states – hopefully some of the new politicians that win elections next week will address the epidemic of childhood obesity – in a few years – this will be a bigger economic crisis that the presen…Read More