For my research project, I want to focus on and write up an essay on the relationship between video games and exercising, and how the benefits of video games and video game concepts allows an option for users to lead a healthier lifestyle. While I think this may be a fairly broad topic at this stage of my research, I hope to narrow down the boundaries of this field. The question I want to answer at the conclusion of this assignment is, are video games a viable option to engage in physical exercise, and how are video game concepts utilized for the benefit of health and exercise. I think this is an important field in that utilizing video game concepts, as argued in Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken, may lead to the increased involvement in exercise activity, which counteracts the commonly held notion that video games in general promote static and unhealthy behaviors. My audience / who would care about this topic, I believe, would be a large field, as it involves both the gaming community as well as those who are engaged in regular exercise activities. The first steps toward completing this project, I will conduct some preliminary research and attempt to narrow down my topic, as well as try to obtain some useful articles / documents to start my research paper.