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Exergames Gain Momentum!

As seen on: Be Fit With Biray Original Article Here: http://befitwithbiray.com/2008/06/06/exergames-gain-momentum/ The field of exergaming and ‘games for health’ continue to grow. The momentum is strong and the scientists, programmers and health/fitness professionals have been rapidly pushing its research, development, and application. I’ve been following and even participating in some of these discussions, and I thought I’d share some highlights…

Surgeon General in Indiana For Obesity Prevention

Press Release Indianapolis, Ind. — Today, Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H. made a stop at Douglass Park in Indianapolis on his nationwide tour to promote the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative. The “Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future” initiative focuses on recognizing and showcasing those communities…

Renowned professor tags obesity as biggest health threat

DOVER — Ask world renowned public health professor Mariano Giacchi about the gravest problem facing societies worldwide and his answer may come as a surprise. It’s obesity. Not AIDS, malaria or avian bird flu — obesity. “We are not talking about just the personal, physical level, but about the socio-economic and societal level all around the world, not just the…

Healthcare Giants Talk Games For Health Initiatives

Healthcare Giants Talk Games For Health Initiatives Continuing Gamasutra’s coverage of the 2008 Games For Health conference, we feature a panel included several different major healthcare organizations, including Kaiser Permanente and Humana. Each discussed their involvement creating games for health, with some of the educational titles cited including The Amazing Food Detective and Re-Mission. The Amazing Food Detective Dr. Trina…

Discovering How Video Games Can Motivate Healthy Behaviors: More than $2 Million Awarded to 12 Research Teams Across U.S.

Awards go to researchers in CA, FL, IN, ME, NC, NY, SC, VT and WA; Studies explore how games can increase physical activity and enhance prevention, self-management of health conditions PRINCETON, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced today during a telenews conference the first round of grants awarded through its Health Games Research national…

Health insurer Humana launches new Web site in Baltimore

National health insurer Humana Inc. recently launched a new Web site with the focus on games for health. The Web site is part of an initiative created to encourage customers to have better fitness through game technology. The new website launched in conjunction with the fourth annual national Games for Health Conference held in Baltimore. The site serves as an…

Video games dance into class – Exergames DDR

By Daniel Pepper Staff Writer Video games aren’t just for good kids to do when their schoolwork is done anymore. For some Otsego students, video games are the schoolwork, as PE teachers have incorporated the game “Dance Dance Revolution” into their gym class. The Otsego school board received a demonstration at their April regular meeting. Teacher Kyle Uramkin gave a…

Exergame Fitness & Avanti Fitness partner to launch the debut of the world’s only motorized climbing wall…The Skywall.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Person: Tommy Seilheimer Company Name: Exergame Fitness USA Telephone Number: (866) 245-3036 Fax Number: (630) 282-0482 Email Address: info@exergamefitness.com Web site address: http://www.exergamefitness.com Exergame Fitness & Avanti Fitness partner to launch the debut of the world’s only motorized climbing wall…The Skywall. Carlos Aviles of Avanti Fitness says, “Upon introducing the Skywall to the American market our…

Will Nintendo Help Reduce Childhood Obesity?

Video games are often cited as contributing to the increase in childhood obesity but that may be changing – at least a little bit. Kids who play a lot of video games have traditionally spent a lot of time sitting and being inactive in front of a glowing screen. With the new trend in “exergaming” players have to be physically…

Emerging Developments Outlined As Games for Health Conference Gets Underway; Health-Oriented Innovations – Such as Guitar Hero Modified for Arm Ampute

BALTIMORE and WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Four major emerging trends — exergaming kicks into high gear, video games go to rehab and therapy, major health care providers arrive on the scene, and the rise of video games for first responders and medical professionals – were highlighted today during a telenews event conducted by organizers of the Games for Health…

The Power of Wii: Getting in Shape with Video Games

What if you could turn video games, criticized for everything from their obsessive hold on users to their purported role in childhood obesity to their misogynist elements, into something, well, healthy? That’s the idea behind “exergaming”: physically interactive video games, controllers, and systems that aim to get your heart rate up without making you feel like you’re doing penance. This…

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