Click Health, developer of interactive health software on PC and Super Nintendo, claimed today that clinical trials using its software has proven that video games can in fact improve your health.
The company has three titles, each which target a certain ailment or health spectrum. Packy & Marlon is a title aimed at juvenile diabetes patients to teach them self-management. Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus is targeted at kids with asthma. Click Health maintains the game will improve their awareness of asthma and how to care for themselves. Lastly, there's Rex Ronan, a game that's been designed to illustrate the harmful effects of smoking.
Of course, at least one newer PlayStation title teaches the after-effects of smoking -- in Metal Gear Solid you lose health points for smoking cigarettes.
Click Health says its trials found that each of these games increased awareness of self-care techniques, and actively gave kids tips on how to keep their body healthy. The games are for the Super Nintendo and Windows PC's.