Does Wii Fit really get you fit?

Does Wii Fit really get you fit?According to a recent study, the Wii Fit may not get you very fit after all. In the study, a Wii Fit was loaned to eight families and their usage and fitness impact were tracked over time (specifically three months before they got the Wii, and three months after).

The final verdict? Well it looks like there are “No significant changes” in family fitness from the Wii. Over three months Wii Fit usage went down by 82 percent. That’s from 22 minutes a day for the first half of the time, down to an average of four minutes a day in the last six weeks.

The children did display some “significant” increases in the area of aerobic fitness however. What can we see from this? That people got bored, otherwise they may have done better. We obviously need better games.


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