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Video games could burn calories

September 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Experts say parents should pick video games that get kids on their feet.University of Hong Kong researchers say children burn four times more calories per minute during active video games than during seated games.

In a small study of 18 kids, participants played active games similar to the Nintendo Wii.

During video bowling, children burned 98 percent more calories than just sitting.

During an action running game, kids burned 451 percent more calories per minute.

 

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