Nintendo's Own Study Show Wii Not So Great As Exercise

from the honest-results! dept

There's been a little buzz around the news of a new study in the UK pointing out that playing games on the Nintendo Wii really isn't a particularly good substitute for real exercise, as some Wii-players would like to believe (and I'll admit that I'm guilty of playing some Wii boxing in lieu of real exercise). However, what may be even more interesting is the fact that the study was actually paid for by Nintendo. Perhaps we've just become so cynical about corporate "studies" like this in the past, that it's relatively shocking to find one paid for by a company that shows the opposite of what the company probably hoped to see -- and then to still see that study actually published somewhere.

Filed Under: exercise, wii
Companies: nintendo


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    tesia, 18 Jan 2008 @ 9:39am

    uhmm.

    actually i don't agree with you. i think that the wii can be great exercise for the elderly people because it really can help them exercise because they are moving their arms around so much it has to do something and as where they are weak it it's good that the wii doesn't have extra weight it's justgood exercise because you're moving them around so much but at the same time they are having fun i just really do believe that the wii is a good thing.

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