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Wii - It Does the Body Good

Wii seems like it might be the answer to America’s weight issue. The video game gets you moving and moving your body helps you lose weight.

One Wii user conducted his own 6 week weight loss experiment with games from the Wii Sports package. Playing the video games everyday for 30 minutes, he charted his weight, body fat content and resting heart rate. He changed nothing else about his daily life – he didn’t eat less. In fact it was during the holidays and it sounds like he enjoyed all his holiday meals. He lost 9 pounds and 2 percent body fat. Not bad for only playing video games.

Check out this website to see more details, videos and photos. My favorite photo is his Rocky moment, standing on the Philadelphia Art Museum steps in old school gray sweats.

It was hard to find a Wii for around the holidays, but you can order one from

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emilyandmattlong emilyandmattlong 10 years
The sports games (especially boxing) can really give you a good workout. But you can get away with playing them on the couch:P
Pear Pear 10 years
We rented the Wii game, Raymond Raving Rabbids today (I rent before I buy) and my arms were tired after an hour. It's fun and good for you. :)
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
Oi I can't afford it
Bonne Bonne 10 years
It's a blast. I've gotten a lot of people in my family playing it. Tennis rocks, bowling is okay, baseball - eh, box is fun.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 10 years
It's soo much fun -- I'm happy to have the WII even for a short while :) --I'm so getting one.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 10 years
Yep -- the boxing game really works your body! Stand up to feel even more burn. I should use it more before my ex moves out!
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
it is still 399 on lowest deal...ack when will the fever die down so i can get one for the regular price :(
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
My brother's gf is getting him this for his bday next week. She said she really got it so that we can play! haha I hear there is a cool operation game.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I can't wait to get this. It sounds like the most fun way to exercise!
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I wanted to get this for my video gamer husband for Christmas. But they were all sold out. Good to know I can get him one now and maybe we can box each other. HAHAHA
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