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Ubisoft’s Just Dance 3 Best Exergame of 2011

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in TEN | 0 comments

Ubisoft’s Just Dance 3 Best Exergame of 2011

Just Dance 3 Wins Top International Industry Award Just Dance 3 by Ubisoft has been awarded the top accolade by public vote in The Exergame Network Awards 2011. Active video games nominated by industry experts were put to the public for the ultimate exergaming releases of 2011, attracting voting from around the world. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2012 – In the category for Best Home Exergame of 2011, Ubisoft’s Just Dance 3 has taken the honours with the majority of the public vote. The most popular exergames are dance variations,...

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ExerGaming in Primary Schools – Part 1

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in Exergaming for Schools | 0 comments

ExerGaming in Primary Schools – Part 1

Australian schools are the very beginning of their venture to incorporate ExerGaming into the school environment. Over the last 5 years schools in the US, UK and Scandinavia have been trialing and implementing early incarnations of domestic off-the-shelf ExerGames such as Wii Fit, Wii Sport, Dance Dance Revolution and Xavix along with high quality robust commercial solutions such as iDANCE2 by Postive Gaming (Sweden), Gamercize (UK) and a range of ExerBikes, interactive walls and floors from the US. The results have been overwhelmingly...

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Exergaming & the “Turned On” Brain – Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

Posted by on Aug 2, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Exergaming & the “Turned On” Brain – Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

Exergaming at the Tavelli Lab (USA) – Posted by Exergame Fitness Advisory Board Member Dan Lawler Ph.DDan is a pioneer in the genre of ExerGaming for schools and his observations and innovations set the standard in the US. ExerGaming Australia partners with Exergame Fitness USA to bring the best interactive solutions to Australia.Dan’s work would apply equally well to all Primary and Secondary schools across Australia. When I observed the positive effects our Exergaming lab had on our elementary school, I was convinced that every...

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Kinect Wins Top International Exergaming Award

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in TEN | Comments Off on Kinect Wins Top International Exergaming Award

Kinect Wins Top International Exergaming Award

Microsoft Kinect has been awarded the top accolade by public vote in The Exergame Network Awards 2010. Fifteen categories covered the new generation of Active Video Games with nominations from industry experts and public votes from around the world. In the category for Best Home Exergame of 2010, Microsoft’s Kinect Sports has taken the honours with the majority of the public vote. Nintendo Wii Fit and Sports achieved significant victories in awards for older exergamers and rehabilitation. ”The inaugural TEN Awards is a significant...

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Health benefits of ExerGames backed by American Heart Association

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Health benefits of ExerGames backed by American Heart Association

Health benefits of ExerGames backed by American Heart Association

Health benefits of active games backed by American Heart Association December 10, 2010. Activity-oriented videogames can help users to become more engaged in other physical activities, according to a survey backed by the American Heart Association. The health organization allied with console manufacturer Nintendo to conduct the poll, which showed that 58 per cent of respondents have taken up a hobby such as jogging or tennis since playing games such as Wii Fit or Wii Sports Resort. According to data from the survey, users consider such...

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How to get fit, keep fit and love it!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2010 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to get fit, keep fit and love it!

How to get fit, keep fit and love it!

What motivates you to get or keep fit? You may be surprised to know that the two most powerful motivators in getting or keeping fit are FEAR and GUILT. Are you surprised? The times of the year when guilt and fear rear their persuasive heads is less surprising….*drum roll*…the end of Spring and New Years Eve! FEAR: When our health deteriorates we instinctively seek to gain back control. Our anxiousness drives us to sign on the gym contract’s dotted line and we enter a 3 month period of fear-fueled determinaton. GUILT: 70...

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Experts Rate “Exergames” for Consumers

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in TEN | 0 comments

Exergaming (Active Gaming) combines video games and exercise to provide a physically challenging but enjoyable experience. Traditionally, laboratory tests have been used to determine exertion levels and mainstream journalists review and rate a game’s game-play. The Exergame Network (TEN) has created a next generation rating system which is ready for world wide release. TEN’s ratings system evaluates the holistic experience of an exergame in it’s Exergaming Experience Rating System (EERS) TEN is a non-affliated, non-profit Games...

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Teachers Demand Physical Education Overhaul

Posted by on Jul 6, 2010 in Exergaming for Schools | 0 comments

Teachers Demand Physical Education Overhaul

The article below was written and released by TEN, a modern day health and fitness global advocacy that is passionate about improving the physical education standards in our schools. This article was released for US consumption but I believe it’s views are just as relevant in Australia. Exergaming Australia is a proud member of...

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2010 Shape of the Nation Report

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in Exergaming for Schools | Comments Off on 2010 Shape of the Nation Report

2010 Shape of the Nation Report

Reading over this report reminds me of the abysmal condition of health and physical education (HPE) in Australia. The status of PE in the US is appalling, it hardly seems possible that it could be worse in Australia. How can the health and wellbeing of Australian children be relegated to a lower priority than English, Mathematics or the Arts? The first two stages of our new national curriculum do NOT include a HPE component, it is not considered a priority by the Federal Education Minister, Julia Gillard or the current State and Territory...

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The Power of the New P.E. – Fun.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010 in Exergaming for Schools | Comments Off on The Power of the New P.E. – Fun.

The Power of the New P.E. – Fun.

In the U.S., a Wisconsin school is Committed to Keeping Their Kids Active by iDANCE’ing. Original blog by Tommy Seilheimer at Exergame Fitness USA Arbor Vitae – Woodruff School in Wisconsin, USA \ IDANCE System The iDANCE Wireless Dance and Step System was debuted at the Arbor Vitae – Woodruff School in Wisconsin, USA. After obtaining a School PEP Grant, Woodruff School was determined to keep Wisconsin school kids healthy, active and fit by using active gaming products that keep kids engaged and excited about staying fit...

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