Increasing physical activity continues to be a challenge among many individuals, particularly
those who are overweight. Recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey (NHANES) showed that individuals who reported engaging in a variety of activities were
more likely to meet national physical activity recommendations compared to those who reported
no variety. Incorporating a variety of activities into a physical activity program may be a
way to increase physical increase physical activity levels.
One method to increase variety in physical activities is to use active videogames. Videogames
that use motion sensors allow a gamer to physically perform a variety of activities. Thus,
the purpose ot this laboratory-based investigation is to conduct a study to examine the
effect of engaging in a greater variety of active videogames on energy expenditure in 30
non-obese, regularly active adults.