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Playing Sports on the Nintendo Wii Does Not Make Up For Playing Real Sports

Wii Counts For Something, Just Not Everything

You're lucky if you've been getting some good use out of your brand new Nintendo Wii that Santa left under the tree, but don't think that hours of bowling and playing tennis virtually will replace real time spent at the gym.

A new study has found that those who play sports video games on the Wii burn more calories than they would playing regular video games, but not as many as if they played the actual sports. So enjoy that Wii, but be sure to make some time for some good old fashion exercise.


TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
fluffy...... i think freegrace was talking about the wii sports games. since they are far less engaging than a real story-based game like Zelda, which is probably a 30-50 hour game in itself.
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 9 years
It's pretty fun, the Wii sports is great. I work up quite a sweat.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
Have you played Zelda? My boyfriend has clocked up over 14 hours on it so far!! IN A WEEK!! =(
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
The Wii is good for parties, but I don't think it's addictive enough that people are going to latch onto it for hours and hours and hours...
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I agree, depends on how into it you get! I am SERIOUS about tennis. I jump around, swing hard, and sweat! I love wii!
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Haha, I was the undefeated champion of Wii boxing at a New Years Eve party... after about 15 striaght rounds against some really fit guys, I thought my arm was going to fall off. It is STILL super sore... I don't get this sore after living at the gym!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
fluffy I'm with you on the Wii boxing, holy workout!
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I have seen people on the floor after playing wii boxing (against me MWAHAHAHA). Are they SURE it's only 60 extra calories per hour??
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