Media Use and Physical Fitness

From Time Displacement to Exergaming

Authored by: Wei Peng , Tom Day

The Routledge Handbook of Media Use and Well-Being

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138886582
eBook ISBN: 9781315714752
Adobe ISBN: 9781317501954


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The concept of well-being is a complex and multifaceted expansion of the simple question, “How are you?” (Ryan & Deci, 2001). Early definitions of the concept focused on feeling or pleasure but now the list has grown quite considerably, to include aspects of knowledge, friendship, self-expression, economic security, health, and more (McGillivray, 2007). In this chapter on the relationship between media use, screen time, and well-being, we focus on the health dimension of well-being. We particularly hone in on physical activity and sedentary behavior associated with media use and its relationship to well-being.

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