New study finds that Wii Sports burns fewer calories than real sports

Destructoid writes: "In a tragic turn of events, the American Council on Exercise released the results of a 2008 study, which revealed that WiiSports burns fewer calories than actually playing the real sport equivalent. MTVMultiplayer found the results via the PDF that was released yesterday. The meat of the findings was in this passage:

'Compared to golfing at a driving range (3.9 calories per minute), playing Wii Golf burned 0.8 calories less per minute. Actual bowling burns nearly twice as much (7.2 calories per minute) as Wii Bowling, while baseball burns 7.3 calories per minute and Wii Baseball burns 2.8 calories per minute less. Similarly, Wii Tennis burns 2.8 calories per minute less than the actual game (8.1 calories per minute). Finally, Wii Boxing burns about 3.0 calories per minute less than conventional sparring at 10.2 calories per minute.'

Captain Obvious was so busy with the nature of these findings, that he forgot how to fly and ate some pavement. Captain Obvious will be fine after his accident, but you may not be if you consider WiiSports a part of your exercise regimen. I have to say, as a gym addict, nothing can possibly replace what free weights, elliptical machines, or treadmills can do for your body in terms of calorie burning. A point of interest from the study reveals that they made participants in the WiiSports part actively play the game. That means, no sitting on the couch and waggling."

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Overr8ed4318d ago

Well... No Sh!t!!!! your not moving your body as much when you play real sports!

Pain4317d ago

You mean Sitting on your a$$ Flailing around like a Reatard is not better then GOING OUTSIDE AND MOVING?????????? omg.... what will the lazy turds do now???......

Alexander Roy4318d ago

No way! You mean moving only my arms in fairly monotone motions is burning less calories than moving my whole body? Who would have guessed!

How stupid did mankind become that we need f'ing studies for sh't like that?

gaffyh4318d ago (Edited 4318d ago )

LMAO bubbles to you.

"How stupid did mankind become that we need f'ing studies for sh't like that?"

When someone on WWTBAM did this -

Question: Hannibal crossed the mountains in the battle with the Romans on what animals?

A. horses
B. camels
C. elephants
D. llamas

this guy used the life line #1 (audience) and the majority chose elephants
then he chose life line #2 (50-50) which narrowed it down to horses and elephants
then he chose life line #3 (call a friend) and his friend said, "I think its elephants but i'm not positive"

so the guy picked horses.

incogneato4318d ago

wow. scientists actually did a study on this? what a bunch of imbeciles. pathetic and a waste of time and money. this was common sense, just like most of "science" or "studies"

Alvadr4317d ago

Was gonna put some sarcastic comment on this article but Alexander Roy hit the nail right on the head!!!!!

badz1494317d ago

is seriously thinking that playing fvckin' Wii Sports will actually burn calories??! maybe a little bit, but comparing it with real sports?? come on, that's just DUMB! i feel sorry for those scientist going through all this retarded so-called 'study' just to prove this! really wanna burn calories? go fvckin' outside and do real exercises!! geez!!

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ape0074318d ago

no way

use your mind,your logic

whoever wrote this is a nintendo fanboy

GIJeff4318d ago

you wouldnt buy a Wii.

IzKyD13314318d ago

omg really?!
you mean all those hours i've spent swinging my arms back and forth meant nothing?!

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