The Entertainment Consumers Association's ECA Institute (ECAi) officially launches a new work group called Gamers for Health. The goal of the group is to help ECA members and gamers at large incorporate gaming activities into healthy lifestyles by providing resources and tools that are effective in those areas.
Launching today, this destination for healthy gaming offers a place for gamers everywhere to join the various programs that help get you fit by gaming.
"To help promote the benefits of healthy gaming, our goal was to create a space for video game consumers to learn more about health and fitness, the expanding exergaming genre, and to provide the tools necessary to take action," said Jennifer Mercurio, ECA Vice President & General Counsel. "With Gamers for Health, we're creating a community of support and incentive, which is why some of us here at the ECA have already begun this program, and we'll be offering incentives for members along the way. We all know the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle, and video games can help us achieve our goals."
In addition to offering important resources and tools, Gamers for Health lets members create their own profile, list what games and platforms they will use to achieve their goals, and then share those healthy gaming goals and achievements through various blog entries and picture/video uploads. Several ECA staffers have already started their programs and are encouraging others to join in on the fun.
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