Exergaming für PatientInnen mit metabolischem Syndrom?!

Magd Masoud, Christian Brinkmann

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Due to the tremendous technical progress that has been made in recent years and the increased interest in using new technologies in sports and exercise, the effects of “exergaming” (exercise with video games and the use of an interactive computer-generated virtual reality) on human health have been investigated in numerous research projects. This systematic mini review analyzes the effects of regular exergaming in patients with components of metabolic syndrome. The review indicates that improvements in different variables, e.g., body mass index, body fat, glycemic control and blood lipid/lipoprotein levels, as well as blood pressure, can be achieved through regular exergaming. Future studies should examine whether exergaming can motivate patients with metabolic syndrome to engage in physical activity in the long term. Support from and (initial) supervision by health professionals (sports coaches, physiotherapists) are recommended to increase positive outcomes.
Original languageGerman
JournalWiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
Issue number7-8
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.05.2020