Combating childhood obesity with a video game makes a lot of sense

Download on your mobile phone RUNNERS4HEALTH, the game created by aLexBY11, Willyrex, Vegetta777 and sTaXx, where you'll be looking after your health while you play.

Run, jump, have fun and, above all, don't stop! Collect the fruit that will give you energy and dodge all the obstacles to accumulate the maximum number of kilometres possible. You will also find practical tips to combat a sedentary lifestyle and follow a healthy diet. The key for overcoming childhood obesity is never to press pause.

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Much more than a video game

The winners of the Runners4Health competition were given the chance to meet their idols, aLexBY11, Willyrex, sTaXx and Patry Jordan during 'Sports Day’, organised by DKV Seguros. Eight boys and girls shared with them a day of exercise, nutrition, leisure activities and video games.

However, the most important achievement is that the players in Runners4Health have already run over 360,000 virtual kilometres in their fight against childhood obesity in the 110,000 games played to date. Do you want to keep adding kilometres?

The origin of Runners4Health. It all started like this

Where did the idea for this game come from? Childhood obesity has become the most serious health challenge for children's health in Spain. For this reason, DKV Seguros has created this project to help to raise awareness of the challenge among children, schools, families, journalists, public administrations and practitioners, and with everyone's help, to find a solution.

So we have asked your favourite Youtubers to give us a hand. They will help us to tell you the importance of being physically active and adopting healthy lifestyle habits. And this is why we have created this game, Runners4Health, where, if you don't move, you don't win. That's the idea behind it: we like taking good care of you.