Active-Play Video Games May Boost Fitness in Schizophrenia

Anyone here play any active video games - like Nintendo Wii?

Seems like a good idea…

Active-play video games may help patients with schizophrenia boost activity levels and improve aerobic fitness, new research suggests.

Patients with schizophrenia are much more likely to be sedentary than the general population. Active-play video games have been used to boost physical fitness in various patient populations, but their use among patients with schizophrenia has been limited.

“The rationale for including active-play video games as part of the exercise training was to increase participants’ enjoyment and adherence with the aerobic exercise program,” lead researcher David Kimhy, PhD, of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, in New York City, told Medscape Medical News.

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