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Given the cultural emphasis on academic achievement and environmental constraints to physical activity (PA), active video games (AVGs) may be used to decrease sedentary behavior and increase PA of Hong Kong children. This study explored the potential of a school-based AVG intervention on sedentary...

Author(s)
Liang Yan; Lau, P. W. C.; Jiang YanNan; Maddison, R.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17, 21,
Abstract

This study aims to analyze whether participation in a programme using exergames improves the amount of physical activity performance, perceived health and cognitive functioning. The sample was composed of 38 community-dwelling older adults. The intervention group (n=22) participated in 12 1-hour...

Author(s)
Carrasco, M.; Ortiz-Maqués, N.; Martínez-Rodríguez, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 2020, 44, 2, pp 119-131
Abstract

The aim of this study is to develop a systematic review on the relationship between the use of active video games "exergames" and the practice of physical activity. The Web of Science (WOS) repository was used as the main search engine, using as criteria the selection of longitudinal and...

Author(s)
Ramírez-Granizo, I. A.; Ubago-Jiménez, J. L.; González-Valero, G.; Puertas-Molero, P.; San Román-Mata, S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17, 12,
Abstract

Children and adolescents are not meeting the required federal physical activity (PA) guidelines established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It is critical that a regular pattern of PA is established in their youth to ensure ongoing PA into adulthood. However, many...

Author(s)
Williams, W. M.; Ayres, C. G.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17, 2,
Abstract

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of home videogame-based exercise (exergaming) as an additional rehabilitative tool in young patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Materials and Methods: After a baseline (T0) evaluation, 40 RA inpatients (18-35 years of age) underwent both a 4-week-lasting...

Author(s)
Ambrosino, P.; Iannuzzi, G. L.; Formisano, R.; Spedicato, G. A.; D'Abrosca, V.; Gioia, L. di; Minno, M. N. D. di; Pappone, N.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Games for Health Journal, 2020, 9, 5, pp 368-375
Abstract

To synthesize and critique studies that examined the impact of exergames on depressive symptoms in older adults. Articles were retrieved from the databases CINAHL, Embase, PsychINFO, and Medline. Studies were included in the review if they involved a physical activity/videogame intervention and...

Author(s)
Drazich, B. F.; LaFave, S.; Crane, B. M.; Szanton, S. L.; Carlson, M. C.; Budhathoki, C.; Taylor, J. L.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Games for Health Journal, 2020, 9, 5, pp 339-345
Abstract

The aim of the study is to assess the enjoyment and intensity of physical exercise while practicing physical activity (PA) in immersive virtual reality (IVR) using innovative training devices (omni-directional Omni treadmill and Icaros Pro flight simulator). The study also contains the results of...

Author(s)
Dębska, M.; Polechoński, J.; Mynarski, A.; Polechoński, P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16, 19,
Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of exergames on the quality of life of three pediatric oncology patients and their attitudes towards participation in physical activity after the end of the program. In the present study volunteered three pediatric oncology patients, aged from...

Author(s)
Nani, S.; Matsouka, O.; Theodorakis, Y.; Antoniou, P.
Publisher
University of Pitesti, Arges, Romania
Citation
Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 2019, 19, Suppl. 1, pp 262-267
Abstract

This study intends to determine the impact of the participation of second grade elementary school students in games involving physical activities on their Life Satisfaction. The sample of the study consisted of 706 students in 6 primary schools in the province of Gaziantep in the academic year...

Author(s)
Öztürk, H.; Öztütüncü, S.; Öztürk, Z. Y.
Publisher
Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey
Citation
Turkish Journal of Sport and Exercise, 2019, 21, 3, pp 446-452
Abstract

Introduction: Various studies have been developed and published in relation to the recommendations for physical activity and associated factors. However, there is a lack of studies that detail the places where physical activity is practiced, as well as its frequency, duration and volume. Objective: ...

Author(s)
Silva, A. A. de P. da; Camargo, E. M. de; Silva, A. T. da; Silva, J. S. B.; Hino, A. A. F.; Reis, R. S.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte, 2019, 25, 3, pp 211-215

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