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Wii Fit Plus: Endorsement by UK's Department of Health

YourEMGN Writes: "Wii Fit Plus for the Nintendo Wii has become the first game in history to be endorsed by the Department of Health. Wii fit plus is the new and enhanced version of Wii fit and it adds a few extra features including new exercises, balance games and personalized exercise routines. Example exercises - Skiing, yoga and don't forget hula-hooping."

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Madusha2948d ago

"The agreement with Change4Life also includes Nintendo using their own money to promote the program!"

Looks to me like a cheap promotion technique.

Battlefield2948d ago

Woow WTF, i was shocked when I read Nintendo paid them for this -.-

BurnoutParadise2948d ago

WHat else did u expect? It's nintendo.

tysdash2948d ago

"The agreement with Change4Life also includes Nintendo using their own money to promote the program!"

Nintendo paying a health care organization for advertising? Typical Ninendo. Just give it up...

Christopher_Walken2948d ago

People. Understand this: Wii Fit is not a substitution for proper exercise.

Go. Outside. Maybe run a little.
This is all such nonsense.

asdr3wsfas2948d ago (Edited 2948d ago )

True, but you have to admit that people playing wii fit as opposed to any other video game (save ddr) is a step closer to actual exercise. The balance feedback is interesting too.

The same argument goes toward specific exercises. Running is not a substitute for proper strength training nor sprint exercises. Nor is lifting a substitute for proper cardio. Very few exercises (I'm thinking boxing and MMA) hit all needs for the entire body at once and those still are supplimented by specific programs.

But like running, wii fit can properly compliment an exercise regime for balance and breaking the monotony. I love hitting a heavy bag for hours but a lot of people find it boring. This breaks the tedium. Ever play NES track and field? For some reason this incarnation of the same essential idea is casual...