Active video games no sweat for kids

Simply giving children “active” games to play on a Nintendo Wii won’t actually increase their physical activity levels, research suggests.

Despite plenty of laboratory studies showing children can work up a sweat playing active video games, new research suggests this does not always translate to the home setting.

In a US study of 80 slightly overweight 9-12 year-olds, there was no difference in physical activity levels over