Discuss: Wii Fit Effectiveness

December 18, 2009 at 08:42:22
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Nintendo's Wii Fit does have the health benefits intended. Discuss here if you think this is true, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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December 18, 2009 at 14:54:02
For someone who doesn't currently exercise at all? Probably.

For someone who replaces an exercise program with a game console? I sure doubt it.


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December 19, 2009 at 12:37:00
I understand the idea. For those of us currently in bad shape, regardless of claims and what have you we have been written off. I think the idea is that since our kids are no longer going outside to play like we did at their age this will get some sort of workout into their lives. Long term I think it will prove to be a waste of time.

For those that are already doing a simple cardiovascular workout this will be a different method.

Can this thing work? Sure. You are never going to look like Tony Atlas playing this game but I can see some calory burning, some cardio health. If you a fat slob buying this game is going to give you something else to throw your cloths on. For the kids I mentioned earlier for a while this will seem like a great idea but like everything else the average kid gets involved in eventually they will loose intrest. If you are the kind of person that has the time to and does stand in front of the t.v. joining along in those morning workout shows this might be a little more fun.

Basicaly if you are in bad shape already you are for a reason. This will not change that reason. Whatever your excuse,"I don't have time", this is not going to suddenly give you time.


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.


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January 28, 2010 at 15:58:15
I've been using this system for about 30 days, along with the
rest of the family. Each of us has seen different benefits, and I
work out apart from the wii. It's affects are clear, although
limited. Like anything else, it's only as good as the
commitment you make to it. Pay $500-$1000 per year on a
health club plan, show up for only the first two months, and
you've wasted your money.

So far, I've seen great benefits of the Wii, above all the time
my family spends together. I hope we will continue, but I
realize many will find something better to do than invest time
into their health. I'll spend 2-3 days a week on the Wii, and
will reap more benefits than I would have by playing action
games on a PS3 or XBox.

Hope more people can reap the benefits of some kind of
excercise, Wii or otherwise.


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January 28, 2010 at 16:16:11
BTW, I know a lady that's practiced advanced yoga for years,
and she loves working out on the Wii. She's the one that
encouraged me to get mine.

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