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Exercise using the Wii Fit plus with a child with primary Raynaud's disease and obesity: a case report.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
3
Pages
327–341
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/01942638.2012.747583
PMID: 23414388
Source
Medline

Abstract

The purpose of this case report was to describe the use of the Nintendo® Wii Fit Plus as an alternative exercise for an 11-year-old child with primary Raynaud's disease (PRD) and obesity who was not involved in organized sports and had limited outdoor physical activity and exercise. The Wii Fit Plus exercise parameters are described as well as outcomes measured at baseline, 12 weeks, and 24 weeks. Specifically, we evaluated changes in body mass index (BMI), cardiorespiratory fitness, and health related quality of life (HRQL). Following the 24-week exercise program, the child's BMI decreased, cardiorespiratory fitness increased, and HRQL increased and were comparable to values in healthy children. These findings suggest that the Wii Fit Plus may have been an effective exercise strategy for this child.

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