Sunday, November 26, 2006

Wii exercise

Batter Up!
Originally uploaded by emilylt.
WikiHow suggests that to loose weight, exercise. Seems the Wii game designers have decided to help. Jamin Warren from the Wall Street Journal notes,
A videogame maker has finally succeeded in getting kids off the couch and moving around. But the new approach is turning out to be more exercise than some players bargained for.

These surprisingly vigorous workouts are being triggered by Nintendo's new Wii videogames. The Wii game console, which went on sale last weekend, competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's new PlayStation 3. One of the Wii's distinguishing features is a motion-sensitive technology that requires players to act out their character's movements, wielding the game's controller like a sword or swinging it like a tennis racket.
Wii will be the new exercise machine, leaving the PS3 and Xbox 360 to the couch potatoes.

1 comment:

  1. My boyfriend bought me a Wii as an early Christmas present yesterday. I can honestly say I am now exhausted. I probably only played for about four hours today and yesterday and my arms ache like hell from playing tennis and baseball. I didn't realise I was exercising until I tried to get dressed this morning! The Wii really is a fantastic piece of kit, I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in gaming or exercise!