Video games and couch potatoes. The two used to go hand in hand, but some health experts say that is slowly changing.

For years, video games have been one of the leading culprits blamed for childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles among young people.

But in the past few years, some of the most popular video games make players sweat and get the heart rate up and are just as addicting as those that exercise only the thumbs. And some schools have been using the games in their physical education curriculum to get students fired up about fitness.

"It's a huge positive," said Shelly...

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