Quantcast

Latest Exergaming Stories

2010-01-01 07:15:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamers who want to get fit but found Wii Fit lacking in enjoyment or exertion can take advantage of this offer to experience exergaming with Gamercize. Trading in your Wii Fit discs will entitle you to a mail-in rebate worth up to $150/70GBP. To help with New Year Resolutions to lose weight and improve fitness, Gamercize is also offering a full 3 month virtual gym membership of their GZ Personal Trainer programme free. Patented Gamercize...

2009-12-01 07:02:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America's leading authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, today announced the top ten fitness trends for 2010 based on an annual survey of its extensive worldwide network of personal trainers, group fitness experts, advanced health and fitness specialists and lifestyle and weight management consultants. These findings conclude that, in the...

2009-11-05 12:00:00

Researchers seek to discover how interactive video games can be designed to improve physical activity, prevention behaviors and self-management of chronic conditions PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today announced more than $1.85 million in grants for research that will offer unprecedented insight into how digital games can improve players' health behaviors and outcomes. With funding from RWJF's Health Games Research national...

567f2ffb555c7c5d2c2d25b53dab45d71
2009-05-28 13:01:26

As the recession is causing many Americans to opt out of expensive gym memberships and personal trainers, the video game industry appears to be seeing an opportunity to cash in with a variety of new games aimed at helping people get in shape. The campaign by video game companies to add exercise to entertainment will be emphasized during next week's E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Electronic Arts has a new game called "EA Sports Active" on Nintendo Wii. The game comes with a resistance band and a leg...

2009-01-02 17:20:09

A U.S. researcher wants to know if a popular holiday gift -- the Nintendo Wii Fit video game console -- improves family fitness. University of Mississippi researcher Scott Owens began the six-month study this fall and is following eight families who have been loaned a Nintendo Wii to use for three months. Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States, and one of the reasons is the adults and children are getting less physical activity, Owens says in a statement. There has been an...

2008-12-01 08:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent study at the University of Cumbria found that nine in every ten youngsters want to play video games at the same time as exercising. The games reduce the boredom of exercise. Fifty children aged 11 and 12 were asked to use exercise equipment combined with video games provided by a company called Gamercize. The children could play their games only while they maintained movement on the fitness machines. If they stopped...

2008-10-16 09:00:10

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Expresso Fitness(R), the leading supplier and developer of interactive cardio fitness systems, today announced the launch of their third generation of upright bikes (the S3u(TM)) and second generation of recumbent bikes (S3r(TM)). In keeping with Expresso's tradition of creating innovative, premium products, the two new models integrate high-quality fitness with sophisticated computer systems to provide true exertainment. (Logo:...

2008-09-25 03:00:12

NEW YORK - Like many parents, Diana Ennen had trouble getting her daughter Amber to exercise. So two years ago, she decided Amber was coming to the health club. Now 10, Amber is using the stair stepper, lifting hand weights and doing sit-ups on a stability ball. "She's lost some weight," said Mrs. Ennen, of Margate, Fla. "Her clothes fit better. You can tell she's firmer." It might sound like a grown-up routine, but many parents are enrolling their children in fitness centers or...

2008-09-16 09:00:15

By MEGAN K SCOTT By Megan K. Scott The Associated Press NEW YORK Like many parents, Diana Ennen had trouble getting her daughter Amber to exercise. So two years ago, she decided Amber was coming to the health club. Now 10, Amber uses the stair stepper, lifts hand weights and does sit-ups on a stability ball. "She's lost some weight," said Ennen, of Margate, Fla. " You can tell she's firmer." It may sound like a grown-up routine, but many parents are enrolling their children in...

d25de0371e393d4849b653d4c567822d1
2008-09-09 10:00:22

According to a new study, children who play physically active video games use energy at levels that can help them from becoming overweight and increase their heart health. A study conducted by Robin R. Mellecker and Alison M. McManus of the Institute for Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong, showed that children burn nearly four times as many calories playing physically active videos than playing seated video games. The observations are important because video games, and...


Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
Related