Assessment of active video games' energy expenditure in children with overweight and obesity and differences by gender

Comeras Chueca, Cristina (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Villalba Heredia, Lorena (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Pérez Llera, Marcos ; Lozano Berges, Gabriel (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Marín Puyalto, Jorge (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Vicente-Rodríguez, Germán (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Matute Llorente, Ángel (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; Casajús Mallén, José Antonio (Universidad de Zaragoza) ; González de Agüero Lafuente, Alejandro (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Assessment of active video games' energy expenditure in children with overweight and obesity and differences by gender
Resumen: (1) Background: Childhood obesity has become a main global health problem and active video games (AVG) could be used to increase energy expenditure. The aim of this study was to investigate the energy expenditure during an AVG intervention combined with exercise, differentiating by gender. (2) Methods: A total of 45 children with overweight or obesity (19 girls) performed an AVG intervention combined with exercise. The AVG used were the Xbox Kinect, Nintendo Wii, dance mats, BKOOL cycling simulator, and Nintendo Switch. The energy expenditure was estimated from the heart rate recorded during the sessions and the data from the individual maximal tests. (3) Results: The mean energy expenditure was 315.1 kilocalories in a one-hour session. Participants spent the most energy on BKOOL, followed by Ring Fit Adventures, Dance Mats, Xbox Kinect, and the Nintendo Wii, with significant differences between BKOOL and the Nintendo Wii. Significant differences between boys and girls were found, but were partially due to the difference in weight, VO2max, and fat-free mass. (4) Conclusions: The energy expenditure with AVG combined with multi-component exercise was 5.68 kcal/min in boys and 4.66 kcal/min in girls with overweight and obesity. AVG could be an effective strategy to increase energy expenditure in children and adolescents with overweight and obesity
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17186714
Año: 2020
Publicado en: International journal of environmental research and public health 17, 18 (2020), 6714 [17 pp.]
ISSN: 1660-4601

Factor impacto JCR: 3.39 (2020)
Categ. JCR: PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH rank: 41 / 176 = 0.233 (2020) - Q1 - T1
Categ. JCR: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES rank: 118 / 273 = 0.432 (2020) - Q2 - T2
Categ. JCR: PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH rank: 68 / 203 = 0.335 (2020) - Q2 - T2

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.747 - Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis (Q2) - Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health (Q2) - Pollution (Q2)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/DEP2017-85194-P
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Educación Física y Depor. (Dpto. Fisiatría y Enfermería)

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