Monday, May 21, 2012

Rx: Video game

You know those games where you stand in front of the screen and jump back and forth like you are chasing a tennis ball (Kinect sports)—or even dance (Dance Dance Revolution)?

United Healthcare Group is encouraging its members to play these.

The company is also urging game makers to incorporate heart rate and other sensors into these so patients (er, members) can chart their progress.

There is no silver bullet to this problem (obesity), said one doc.

Silver Bullet—great name for a game!

How About Grand Theft Adipose?

My advice—don’t tell people this is good for them. People like to do things others don’t want them to.

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