Can Game Playing Get You Fit?
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
From the July 2012 issue of Runner’s World
The results of this study may surprise you
The Nintendo Wii Fit “Free Run” offers an acceptable workout, researchers say. In a study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 21 healthy but sedentary adults in their early 20s visited a lab on two separate occasions to complete a 30-minute session of either brisk walking on a treadmill or playing “Free Run” while being monitored. Interestingly, while playing “Free Run”, the participants’ mean maximum heart-rate, perceived exertion and mood-lift were significantly higher.
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