Exergaming to improve physical, psychological and cognitive health among home office workers: A COVID-19 pandemic commentary

Hassan Sadeghi, Deborah A. Jehu

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased sedentary behaviour and poorer health among office workers. Exergaming is a technology-driven mode of exercise that can improve health while physically distancing. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this commentary was to explain the benefits of exergaming on physical function, psychological health, and cognition among office workers. RESULTS: Exergaming improves these health outcomes, reduces pain, and decreases the risk for chronic disease. It is easily accessible on smart devices and can be performed both indoors and outdoors. CONCLUSIONS: Twenty-one minutes of exergaming per day can improve health outcomes and reduce the risk of pain and disease. Employers and policy-makers should consider promoting exergaming among office workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalWork
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Exercise
  • middle-age
  • sedentary behaviour
  • video games

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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