The Wii: To your health

Nintendo is reportedly developing a fitness game


Nintendo has figured it out: Why should it let others take all the glory for the Wii's supposed health benefits? Tech Digest says the company is developing a game called Wii Health that will "test your fitness and send the results off to an unspecified UK hospital for analysis."

Not everyone is on the Wii's fitness bandwagon, daring to suggest that real-life exercise is better for kids than playing games regardless of how serious they are about them. But at least one personal trainer has created a workout routine based on Wii play, and others say physical activity through games is better than nothing, especially in today's sedentary societies. And if a dozen hours of game play can really burn more than 1,800 calories, as one study suggests, we might have to start swinging a Wiimote ourselves.

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