Saturday, 11 June 2011

Exergames: Interactive Video Games to Boost Fitness

Our Ernie Medina featured in this piece:

A new generation of digital gadgets may soon be as essential for fitness as sneakers.
That was the word from Ernie Medina, Jr., DrPH, a preventive care specialist from Redlands, CA who uses interactive video games—“exergames”—and digital devices to monitor and motivate his sedentary patients. Medina, who calls himself “The Exergaming Evangelist,” gave a rundown on cool new digital tools at the recent Health and Fitness Summit held by the American College of Sports Medicine. Because they’re fun and accessible, Medina says, gadgets and games can “overcome most of the obstacles and excuses that people have about exercise” at any age.

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