Video game offers health benefits

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Kids are often criticized for playing video games instead of exercising. But one state may have the fitness solution and is combining the two.

It's not your regular video game. This game pulls children off the couch and into action...

Dance Dance Revolution or DDR as the kids often call it is a game that challenges players to step in the correct location on a dance pad in sequence with music...

It is an easy alternative to hitting the gym to shed some pounds. Lawmakers in West Virginia agree. They just passed a bill that's using the game to get West Virginia kids healthy. Dance Revolution units are already in 157 of it's middle schools and the state plans to add more in another 753 of all of the state's public schools in the next few years...

It could be the compromise kids and fitness experts can finally agree on. But whether Kansas embraces this idea or not, kids in the area will keep playing.. and working up a sweat...