There’s no denying it — the internet age is slowly breeding a race of overweight humans. Surfing the internet or playing videogames over the net are very sedentary activities that only promote bad health and rising weights among people of all ages. I can attest to this, I’m a writer/editor who has been creating online content and blogging professionally for the past three years and I have seen my weight balloon to such a degree that I don’t see my Brad Pitt-like looks anymore (that’s the red wine talking).
It’s a good thing that there are companies that are trying to address this problem from the frontlines of the war — the devices themselves. Kaiser Permanente has launched an online video game called The Incredible Adventures of Amazing Food Detective, which has been designed to teach nine- and ten-year-olds about the benefits of having a healthy diet and regular exercise.
You might wonder how a video game can encourage kids to get off their asses. The solution is quite easy — the game will automatically lock a player out after 20 minutes. There is also another function that would not let them back for 60 minutes.
Kaiser Permanente has hit on a novel way of really reaching out to kids by using the very “evils” as a medium for their “good” message. There are many activities that can be done in the online game that will really teach kids good lessons in nurition and fitness.
If you’ve got kids or nephews or nieces that are nine or ten years old it would be a good idea to let them play this game. It will be a great aid in teaching them some useful information.
[tags]Fitness, Nutrition, Kaiser Permanente[/tags]