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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Schools use video game to fight childhood obesity

West Virginia, The Mountain State, has one of the highest count of obese children in the USA. To get kids to move their bootie, the state is currently developing a project that uses a video game to help students burn their extra fat. DDR, or Dance Dance Revolution is a simple game where players have to jump and dance on a special game pad to earn some points. All of the state's 157 middle schools are expecting to get the DDR video game very soon. The game should also be available to all 753 public schools within 3 years.

I personally know a guy who lost 50 pounds just by playing DDR 1 hour per day for 6 months. No I'm not joking.

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