Video Game-Based Exercise, Latino Children's Physical Health, and Academic Achievement
Exergames shown to improve Latino childrens' cardiorespiratory endurance, as well as their math scores.
Exergaming—such as Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), which involves aerobic dancing to instructions following a fast–moving dance video—can increase physical activity levels in children.
These researchers compared the impact of the DDR intervention on the health and academic achievement of urban Latino children with other Latino children who had no structured exercise in school.
The students who were part of the DDR group had faster one-mile run times and better math scores nine months after starting the program, compared to those in the control group. There was, however, no effect on children’s body mass index over time.
- 1. An Introduction to Salud America!
- 2. Salud America! A National Research Network to Build the Field and Evidence to Prevent Latino Childhood Obesity
- 3. Salud Tiene Sabor
- 4. Growing Healthy Kids
- 5. Afterschool Program Participation, Youth Physical Fitness, and Overweight
- 6. Bridging Research and Policy to Address Childhood Obesity Among Border Hispanics
- 7. Combining Photovoice and Focus Groups
- 8. Latina Voices in Childhood Obesity
- 9. Latino Church Leaders' Perspectives on Childhood Obesity Prevention
- 10. Video Game-Based Exercise, Latino Children's Physical Health, and Academic Achievement
- 11. Latino Families, Primary Care, and Childhood Obesity
- 12. Summer and Follow-Up Interventions to Affect Adiposity with Mothers and Daughters
- 13. Food Purchasing Selection Among Low-Income, Spanish-Speaking Latinos
- 14. Obesity Among Latino Children Within a Migrant Farmworker Community
- 15. Exploring Potential Research Contributions to Policy
- 16. Seeking Environmental and Policy Solutions to Address Latino Childhood Obesity
- 17. Building Strategies and Leadership for Change
- 18. San Antonio as a Face of the Future