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Gamer uses Wii to lose weight

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 31 Jan 2007 12:03 User comments (9)

Gamer uses Wii to lose weight Philadelphia resident Mickey DeLorenzo decided to see if there is anything to the belief that Nintendo's Wii console can help you to lose weight while also being fun to use. He came up with an idea for an experiment while playing the Wii Sports boxing game with his partner. "On the fly, as I was typing my blog posts, I set up a daily regimen and went at it 100 percent," said DeLorenzo
He used the Wii console for 6 weeks, at 30 minutes per day, while not altering his diet in any way or stopping himself from indulging over the holidays. When all was done, he had lost nine pounds. He chronicled his progress on his blog at WiiNintendo.net, which includes before and after pictures.

"Seeing the 'before' and 'after' pictures, I am going to keep doing it. I am going to add some weights to the next round because I don't want to shrink to nothing," said DeLorenzo. He has never dieted or exercised for weightless in his life before this. A fitness Web site already has asked him to help it create "Wii workouts" and he already owns the Internet address WiiWorkout.net, which just links to his blog for now.

One has to wonder that if Nintendo's DS console armed with Brain Training exercises can have such a good effect (a fact that yours truly can vouch for), will Nintendo call up the experts and try to put together a title that aims at giving the gamer a good workout?

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9 user comments

131.1.2007 12:43

Although its been talked about practically since the day of the Wii's release its cool to actually see someone keep track and prove that you can loose weight by playing the Wii. I read that this guy also dropped his Body Mass Index from 25.2 to 24. Pretty cool considering that is was all because of him playing a video game for a few weeks.

231.1.2007 14:37
tabletpc
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are you kidding me i knew this from day 2 after the wii launched darn where my arms killing me after playing boxing on wii sports it is a great exercise indeed

31.2.2007 6:44

I find that playing the Wii can be very good exercise. Will it replace going to the health club, I doubt it. But it is better than no exercise and sitting on your butt all the time.

41.2.2007 6:49
BobbyBlu
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If i wanted to do this i would go to the gym not a video game.





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51.2.2007 6:59

Quote:
If i wanted to do this i would go to the gym not a video game.
but why not get a little exercise while having a little fun. I think it is no different than people who walk on a treadmill or ride an excersise bike while watching TV. Granted those are bound to burn a few more calories. Maybe the few extra calories it does burn while playing a game will help with the obesity problem of many kids and young adults. I have a 13 year old nephew that does nothing but play video games and I know much of his weight problem is caused by that. So let him swing a bat. a tennis racket, or a sword and he is having fun playing his video games and excercising more than his thumbs.

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61.2.2007 12:48

No way, really? This is pretty cool.

71.2.2007 12:54

wow, just think right now gyms are filled with weight lifting equipment, a few years from no nothing but video games. Wouldn't all our parents be ticked! LD

81.2.2007 15:50

Well done and thanks for the info. I was debating the Wii and why we should purchase it and this was one of my arguments.Thanxs for putting things in my favour. I'm going to email this to her. :)

91.7.2007 18:27

Originally posted by tabletpc:
are you kidding me i knew this from day 2 after the wii launched darn where my arms killing me after playing boxing on wii sports it is a great exercise indeed
Oh ya... Wii boxing is intense.
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