Active healthy kids Canada's position on active video games for children and youth

Chaput, Jean-Philippe, Leblanc, Allana G., McFarlane, Allison, Colley, Rachel C., Thivel, David, Biddle, Stuart J. H., Maddison, Ralph, Leatherdale, Scott T. and Tremblay, Mark S. 2013, Active healthy kids Canada's position on active video games for children and youth, Paediatrics and child health: the journal of the Canadian paediatric society, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 529-532.

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Title Active healthy kids Canada's position on active video games for children and youth
Author(s) Chaput, Jean-Philippe
Leblanc, Allana G.
McFarlane, Allison
Colley, Rachel C.
Thivel, David
Biddle, Stuart J. H.
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph orcid.org/0000-0001-8564-5518
Leatherdale, Scott T.
Tremblay, Mark S.
Journal name Paediatrics and child health: the journal of the Canadian paediatric society
Volume number 18
Issue number 10
Start page 529
End page 532
Total pages 4
Publisher Pulsus
Place of publication Oakville, Canada
Publication date 2013-12
ISSN 1205-7088
Keyword(s) Active video games
Children
Exergaming
Physical activity
Position statement
Summary The effect of active video games (AVGs) on acute energy expenditure has previously been reported; however, the influence of AVGs on other health-related lifestyle indicators remains unclear. To address this knowledge gap, Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) convened an international group of researchers to conduct a systematic review to understand whether AVGs should be promoted to increase physical activity and improve health indicators in children and youth (zero to 17 years of age). The present article outlines the process and outcomes of the development of the AHKC's position on active video games for children and youth. In light of the available evidence, AHKC does not recommend AVGs as a strategy to help children be more physically active. However, AVGs may exchange some sedentary time for light- to moderate-intensity physical activity, and there may be specific situations in which AVGs provide benefit (eg, motor skill development in special populations and rehabilitation).
Language eng
Field of Research 1114 Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2013, Pulsus
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081644

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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