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Are video games bad for my health?

Video games can sometimes falsely be perceived as a sedentary activity. However, our partnership with the Department of Health’s Change4Life Campaign indicates the positive role video games can play in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.

Nintendo’s Wii Fit Plus is sold with the Change4Life logo on the box. Other more recent games like Ring Fit Adventure or Just Dance are played by moving your body to control the on-screen action. 

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality games extend this further, by encouraging players to move around to interact with the game environment. Games like Pokemon Go have also seen a surge in physical activity as they encourage players to get out and about. You can find a list of Exercise Games here.