Fighting Childhood Obesity One Game at a Time

Lisa M. Beedle, Maria G. Maldonado, Christopher Forest

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Traditional video games contribute to a sedentary lifestyle. Active video games that include physical activity may help reduce childhood obesity and have found an unconventional niche in medical treatment and training. This article offers providers practical information on how to evaluate popular active video games and how to encourage patients to make them part of a more healthful lifestyle.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
StatePublished - Aug 2015


  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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