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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    HC, 23 Apr 2009 @ 12:01pm

    There are some good Wii exercise games

    It's true the Wii is never going to replace regular running, biking, going to the gym or any other kind of "real" exercise, but on the other hand it's a great way to work out when the weather's bad or when you just are too mentally drained at the end of the day to get to a gym. Some games are better than others. Here's a link to a good list of Wii exercise games.

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