Tip of the Week: Help your children reduce their future heart disease risk

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-02-23 23:36:26 -0600
Started 2012-02-17 07:51:04 -0600

Using a novel approach to wire children with accelerometers (a device that measures motion) researchers proved that even a little exercise can help your children reduce their risk for getting heart disease - even if they still play video games most of the day! Here is the article.

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/533...

Let's talk about your children, how you can save them from the scourge of heart disease, your frustrations and delights, what works for you, and, of course, what doesn't!

HH


2 replies

milesrf
milesrf 2012-02-23 21:53:27 -0600 Report

I've seen a Wii game that requires consideration action, and I suspect that there are more. Therefore, video games can be designed to require exercise, but most of them aren't designed that way yet.

I don't have any children, so I can't answer your question.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-02-23 23:36:26 -0600 Report

miles,

Thanks for chiming in. Even virtual exercise is better than no exercise! I would miss the outdoors though! Please continue to share your experiences on any and all subjects.

HH