Study: Playing video games MAY be good for kids

Posted at 6:59 PM, Oct 01, 2012

(WTVR) – A new study finds playing video games, especially ones that encourage physical activity, may actually be good for children.

This comes after some experts had warned parents about the potential dangers of playing the games too much.

Canadian researchers, which looked at nearly 50 different video games, found that more than half of the games involved some sort of physical activity that can help kids and adults get more exercise.

The research also found that kids that played specific games got an average of 50 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each time.

Researchers said games that did not promote as much exercise can still stimulate some brain activity.