Personal trainer turns to the Wii

It sure sounds better than sit-ups

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It was bound to happen, wasn't it? Zander Urquhart, a personal trainer from Glasgow, has reportedly come up with an official exercise regimen based on playing the Wii.

It's not as silly as it may sound. Research has suggested that digital games can help people lose weight, and at least one blogger says he lost several pounds playing Wii Sports 30 minutes a day. According to Newlaunches, a study by Liverpool John Moores University reports that 12.2 hours of Wii playing each week can burn 1,830 calories.

We have no personal knowledge of how well it works, but it certainly sounds less painful than some exercise equipment we've seen that resembles medieval torture devices . Just be careful with that Wiimote, please.

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