The contribution of upper limb and total body movement to adolescents’ energy expenditure whilst playing Nintendo Wii

Graves, Lee E. F., Ridgers, Nicola D. and Stratton, Gareth 2008, The contribution of upper limb and total body movement to adolescents’ energy expenditure whilst playing Nintendo Wii, European journal of applied physiology, vol. 104, no. 4, pp. 617-623, doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0813-8.

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Title The contribution of upper limb and total body movement to adolescents’ energy expenditure whilst playing Nintendo Wii
Author(s) Graves, Lee E. F.
Ridgers, Nicola D.ORCID iD for Ridgers, Nicola D. orcid.org/0000-0001-5713-3515
Stratton, Gareth
Journal name European journal of applied physiology
Volume number 104
Issue number 4
Start page 617
End page 623
Total pages 7
Publisher Springer Berlin
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2008-11
ISSN 1439-6319
1439-6327
Keyword(s) physical activity
video games
accelerometer
sedentary behaviour
Summary Little research documents the contribution of upper limb and total body movement to energy expenditure (EE) during active video gaming. To address this, EE, heart rate (HR), and, upper limb and total body movement were assessed in 11- to 17-year-old adolescents whilst playing three active (Nintendo Wii) and one sedentary (XBOX 360) video games. Non-dominant upper limb activity, EE and HR were significantly greater during Wii Sports boxing [mean 267.2 (SD 115.8) J kg−1 min−1; 136.7 (24.5) beats min−1] than tennis or bowling (P ≤ 0.044). For all active games hip activity best predicted EE (R 2 ≥ 0.53), with two-measure models of HR and single-site activity data, and multi-site activity data, similarly explaining the variance in EE (R 2 ≥ 0.64). The physiological cost of upper-body orientated active video games increased when movement of both upper limbs was encouraged. Improvements in EE explanatory power provide support for multi-site activity monitoring during unique, non-ambulatory activities.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s00421-008-0813-8
Field of Research 110602 Exercise Physiology
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Springer-Verlag
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029954

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