The one good thing about teens and sports drinks

June 9, 2014

By Alice Park Researchers confirm a strong connection between sports and energy drinks and smoking, video game playing, and sugary soda consumption. But the beverages were also linked to more physical activity among teens. Considering what we know about kids and sports drinks — briefly, that according to leading health groups like the American Academy […]

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Mothers’ monitoring of media tied to kids’ weight

May 7, 2014

By Andrew M. Seaman Children whose mothers pay close attention to how much time they spend watching TV and playing video games tend to weigh less, according to a new study. Researchers found that mothers who were more active in their media supervision had children who were thinner at age 7 and who gained less […]

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E-Games boost physical activity in children; Might be a weapon in the battle against obesity

January 14, 2013

Video games have been blamed for contributing to the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. But a new study by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) suggests that certain blood-pumping video games can actually boost energy expenditures among inner city children, a group that is […]

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Study: Active video games have exercise-like effects in kids

October 1, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012, HealthDay Adolescents who play active video games increase their heart rate, use more oxygen, and expend more energy, according to a small new study. Low levels of physical activity are associated with obesity in children. Compared to video games that youngsters can play while sitting on the couch, active video games encourage […]

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