Exergaming

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Exergaming or exer-gaming (a portmanteau of "exercise" (moving the body) and "gaming")[1] is a word used for video games that are also a form of exercise.[2] Exergaming is based upon technology that records body movement. The game type has been credited with promoting an active lifestyle.[3][4] Exergames are seen as coming from technology changes with the purpose of making videogames more fun.[5]

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  1. Gaming gets in shape. BBC Sport (2006-08-22). Retrieved on 2009-08-08.
  2. Considerations for the design of exergames (2007). ACM Digital Library. Retrieved on 2009-08-08.
  3. Lewis, Nick (2009-06-19). Exergaming'may combat kids' sedentary lifestyles. Calgary Herald. Retrieved on 2009-08-08.
  4. van Aarem, Amy (2008-01-10). 'Exergaming' helps jump-start sedentary children. The Boston Globe. Retrieved on 2009-08-08.
  5. Tara Parker-Pope. "The PlayStation Workout: Videogames That Get Kids to Jump, Kick and Sweat." Wall Street Journal. October 4, 2005. Retrieved on December 1, 2006.