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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Can a video game create a health opportunity?

a hand holding a mobile smart phone playing a Pokeman Go gameFewer than 3 in 10 high school students get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, thanks to the hit video game Pokémon Go, more kids are off the couch and on walks. 

You have to move if you want to be successful at Pokémon Go. It's called active gaming, and one Mayo Clinic doctor thinks the concept could be the nudge that gamers need to shake up what can be a sedentary lifestyle.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. James Levine, author of Get Up!: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About Itexplains why he believes, for some, this move-or-lose gaming could be the health opportunity of a lifetime. Jeff Olsen reports.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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