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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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Exergaming as a P.E. Solution

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Exergaming for Schools | Comments Off on Exergaming as a P.E. Solution

Exergaming as a P.E. Solution

By Dan Lawler, originally released on the Exergame Fitness blog 02/06/10   Thinking on the Move What all school administrators are facing today is an increased demand for higher test scores, often times at the expense of reducing physical education or the amount of recess time elementary students receive each day. As a principal for over 30 years, I have to say that I certainly was victim to that pressure until I realized that the approach was fundamentally flawed. We, as educational leaders, have moved too far away...

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Group Fitness for Adults, Kids Everyone!

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in Exergaming for Centres | Comments Off on Group Fitness for Adults, Kids Everyone!

Group fitness has been around for decades with it being popularized in commercial gyms around 1989 with the introduction of Step Aerobics. Today we can see simple varieties of Group Fitness ranging from traditional step classes to Les Mills “Body” sessions, Fitness Boxing, Pilates, Spin or RPM, to Zumba and outdoor and indoor boot-camps. Group Fitness can utilize a multitude of equipment from bikes, to body-building plates and bars, weighted bags, resistance bands or simply just lots of floor space. Most group activities include...

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Health, Fitness and Games: Serious Fun.

Posted by on May 30, 2010 in Exergaming Australia | Comments Off on Health, Fitness and Games: Serious Fun.

The G4H 2010 Boston conference is over and has already been hailed a tremendous success. This is the 6th G4H conference,  with this year’s event being split across two main venue areas. The outside area encompassed the specialised “Exergaming Zone” created by our US partner Exegame Fitness USA. The Exergame Zone was incredibly popular plus being integral to demonstrating the physical ‘real world’ incarnations of Exergaming. A contest, ‘One Million Steps’ was instituted to raise money for charity and...

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Games for Health Conference Boston 2010

Posted by on May 26, 2010 in TEN | Comments Off on Games for Health Conference Boston 2010

Original post by gamercize  on 25 May TEN website In Boston this week, the annual Games for Health conference takes place. This is perhaps the premiere event fortheGames4Health fraternity and a time to highlight the solutions offered by Exergaming in the health, fitness, educationand rehabilitation sectors. If you are a member of The Exergame Network’s (TEN) Website, Skype calls, Wiki, LinkedIn or Facebook collaboration groups then here’s a chance to meet outside the virtual world! Talking of Virtual Worlds, the 25th ...

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Exergaming: Playtime for Adults.

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Exergaming Australia | Comments Off on Exergaming: Playtime for Adults.

PLAY. This is certainly not a word that requires further explanation, at least it shouldn’t be! I personally think PLAY has become something of a 4 letter word, at least for adults. Us ‘grown ups’ would not normally associate play with an adult activity, children play and adults, well what do adults do? We hardly promote “I’m off to the gym to play” or “I’m off to play in my mixed martial arts class” nope we ‘workout’. Even our play is a derivative of work.  Do we actually just play anymore, indeed, was there...

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