Active video games may not be helping kids

February 28, 2012 10:25:39 AM PST
All that virtual boxing, tennis and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, according to a new study.

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas found that children who were given so-called active video games to play on a Nintendo Wii did not end up logging any more moderate or vigorous physical activity than those given games they could play sitting on the couch. The study is in the journal Pediatrics.