Fun, Flow, and Fitness: Opinions for Making More Effective Active Videogames

Ann E. Maloney, Robin Mellecker, Richard Buday, Zan Gao, Trina Hinkley, Laura Esparza, Shirley Alexander

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Despite active videogames' popularity and ability to increase a player's energy expenditure, research indicates their use sharply declines over time, which limits their utility in promoting physical activity. A frequent criticism is that a player's interest is quickly exhausted. At the preconference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014, a group of investigators and videogame developers gathered to share lessons learned from using serious videogames in health behavior change and offer insight to guide future efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalGames for Health Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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