Gao et al. will present a research abstract titled “Home-based Exergaming for Preschoolers’ Cognition and Health Outcomes: A Randomized Cross-over Study” at the 2018 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based exergaming intervention on preschoolers’ cognition and health outcomes in a randomized cross-over trial. The study found that home-based exergaming may positively impact cognition, fitness, and body fat percentages for some preschoolers, with slight positive effects on energy expenditure possible for most preschoolers. Therefore, an exergaming program might be a good option for home-based physical activity interventions.
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