Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gamers And Hackers

shows that spending more than two hours a day engaged gaming or using computers for other purposes is only associated with less exercise in gamers and TV-watchers who live in
countries in which kids already engage in relatively high levels of physical

results show that in North America and Nordic countries, which (perhaps
surprisingly) are home to relatively active youth, gaming or watching
television for more than two hours a day is associated with a half day reduction in the number of days per week spent engaged in the recommended amount of exercise. Less-strong correlations were found in the British
Isles, Central Europe and the Baltic countries.

using computers for something other than gaming correlated with more physical activity in kids