Can X-box help girls lose weight?

  Pennington Biomedical Research Center  is currently looking for up to 20 teenage girls to help determine whether dance video games can actually be a successful form of exercise for teenagers.

 Participating girls will come to Pennington Biomedical Research Center after school 3 times per week and play games like “Just Dance” and “Dance Central” as a group on the Kinect for Xbox gaming system.  Dance sessions will be overseen by Pennington fitness trainers, and girls will have the opportunity to learn about aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

To participate, girls must be 14-18 years old, overweight, and free of any medical conditions that prohibit physical activity.  Girls can receive up to $300 in compensation for participating.

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