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Pokemon motivation to get adults moving ‘short-lived’

The health benefits of playing Pokemon GO wear off after just six weeks as players get bored, a new study has revealed.

The game actually got people off the sofa and out and about as they tried to ‘capture’ Pokemon characters but the excitement levels don’t last.

Daily average steps during the first week of playing increased by 955, equivalent to half of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation for physical activity per week.

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