A company has come out with a fitness game product for the Sony PlayStation called Step2Play. It works with any game on any PlayStation. Basically, it will allow your child to keep on playing the video game if the child keeps on exercising.
The BBC has an interesting article on the Step2Play, from the article:
Dr Campbell said: “We know children are not as active as they need to be.
“Anything that encourages them to exercise has to be helpful. However, how sad that we have to bribe children into physical activity. It’s a terrible indictment on our society.
“I don’t think this is a bad invention but I don’t think it’s ideal.
“It would be far better to encourage an increase in physical activity across the board, at both school and at home. And it might be an idea for parents to limit their children’s access to the computer.”
Dr Colin Waine is chairman of the National Obesity Forum and is in favour of the invention, claiming it could help prevent children becoming obese when they reach adolescence.