And for keeping weight down, scientists say
Wii Fit is good for you, according to sports scientists
Sports scientists at the University of Derby are researching the effects of playing Wii Fit and other Nintendo titles on primary school pupils to see if playing the Wii can assist pupils in losing weight.
"We hope this research will determine if playing on this equipment could actually have physical benefits for children," said Exercise Physiology Lecturer Dr Michael Duncan.
It is a pleasant change from the (mostly tabloid-based) reports that link videogame use among this age group to Britain's so-called "growing obesity crisis".