Thursday, December 2, 2010


Check out the latest SIRC Newsletter on Exer-Gaming:

Video games are one of the most popular leisure activities in the world. Children and adults alike can enjoy playing anything from virtual sports, war and racing games to fantasy, role playing and music games. Many video games have been a focus of controversy with claims that they have been taking away from the physical activity levels of many people. And since video games are here to stay, it was about time for game makers to create games that allow for otherwise sedentary playing to merge with physical activity. Exer-gaming has grown to be popular with all age groups and all levels of fitness. These games allow the gamer to dance, run, jump, play tennis, baseball, boxing and golf, and even allow one to work on their strength and yoga postures. But is this the future of exercise? Game makers aren’t looking to replace the gym or playing outside, but are offering an alternative to those who may prefer to rack up high scores rather than race to the gym.

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