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“Active” Gaming No Replacement for Exercise

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by zapasant, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    hmm, this doesnt come as much of a shock to me, considering MOST wiigames just involve flicking the remote, but certainly in games like wii sports, mario and sonic at the olympics, aswell as the up and coming wiifit, im sure they do use more energy then the BBC says.

    commnets please


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    http://www.wiiblog.net/gaming-no-replacement-for-exercise-715/
     
  2. 261311

    261311 The Man on Ice

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    Well, with the exception of the titles you mentioned, this is incredibly true. Might burn a bit more calories standing up (if you have to) while playing as well but flicks and swings aren't much in exercise, you have to be doing it constantly with effort such as like in Wii sports.
     
  3. FLYNNN

    FLYNNN Join The Sonic Fan Club!

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    I saw the title and all I wanted to say was OBVIOUSLY! Swinging your arm to hit a virtual ball vs. squats or benching, they're incomparable, it's funny people would even compare them, "Lollolololllololllol!!!11!1!!!!!1!" - Master Chief.
     
  4. shrek4wii

    shrek4wii WiiChat Member

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    No one said it was. Duh.
     
  5. nic7

    nic7 Wiichat Member

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    The BBC obviously tested every Wii game and then made an average. It's sad because they obviously were misguided in their research. The only game they probably should have tested was Wii Sports (Which, in the UK and States anyway, is the only game people actually use to stay healthy)

    But, who knows? Maybe this article will get those people that only buy the Wii for Wii sports and don't buy anything else from buying the Wii. Which would make it easier for gamers that actually plan on using the Wii to find one.
     
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  6. Dzapper

    Dzapper Akatsuki Assassin

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    Bullshit! When I play Wii Sports Boxing I sweat like a dog and begin to feel like a ran an entire marathon. And tennis also gives you a nice workout. But there is no replacement for a good workout.
     
  7. romj

    romj WiiChat Member

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    It should be very obvious that nothing will REPLACE a true work out! I don't get the point of that article.

    ANY exersize is better that NONE.
     
  8. CantGetAWii

    CantGetAWii WiiChat Member

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    Wii doesn't offer a good amount of exercise, at least not for a full body.
    Wii Fit could be the one to work you physically, at least more so than now.

    People often confuse getting involved in the game with exercising though.
     
  9. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    Haha, stupid people using wii as a scapegoat for 'staying in shape,' haha.
     
  10. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    Lmfao staying in shape with the wii, but that quote is wrong for wii sports, wii sports uses around 30% more energy then regular video games, if you follow the instructions and play like your directed instead of lazily flicking the remote. But yeah, most wii games aren't much better. I think the quote is very biased, its giving an average, some games use more energy then others.

    I would never use the wii for exercise though, unless you played wii sports for hours I doubt you'd get that much exercise.
     
  11. ROB64

    ROB64 40lb box of rape

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    i am actually better at baseball when i just flick the wiimote as opposed to swinging it like a real bat
     
  12. nic7

    nic7 Wiichat Member

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    Yeah, and I'm also better at basketball if I don't dribble. Doesn't mean that I should.
     
  13. cyberzomby

    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    It is partialy bullshit. Theres this guy that tested wiisports a while back ago. He played wiisports everyday but when he played he played it hard core. Even with tennis he jumped a bit to simulate the movement of a real tennis player. He lost 3 pants sizes by doing wii sports hard core for a month or 2 I believe.

    Also when Wiifit is released that will be able to give you quite a sweat.

    But for most games where we just sit on a couch flicking our wiimote than yes its true :p
     
  14. jimbo

    jimbo wii are cool!!!!!

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    i would say thats true but maybe 10% even if you play most games a constant flick of the wrist has ti di simething compared to doing nothing on other consoles.

    and wii sports has to be like 100% becease you actual sweat.

    and the only thing in wiifit to brake a sweat is the jogging i cant see standing on one leg making me collapse of exhaustion
     
  15. cyberzomby

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    How about doing 30 push ups? or any of the other areaobics excersises on the hardest level.
     
  16. LoganSix

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    Wii Sports Experiment

    He has also thought about doing a second experiment using DDR:Hottest Party. He's been using Traineo.com to track progress.


    If you do the sports correctly, you get some exercise. If you add wrist and ankle weights, you can increase your workout. WiiFit has a Yoga program. Yoga focuses on your core (stomach) area and is a good workout that doesn't require weights. If you strengthen your core, you are more likely to exercise more efficiently. And a lot of gamers need to strengthen their cores. I can see WiiFit being very helpful in making sure people do the correct moves while doing Yoga.
     
  17. Wiimoto

    Wiimoto Sonic + Brawl = Ownage

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    But the Wii isn't meant for exercise, so I think this company is just flaming the Wii, because they are targeting a part of it that nobody really uses. Who really exercises on the Wii? Other then hardcore wii sports players I doubt any everyday player actually does.

    For me, my exercise = weights, pushups, crunches, and running
     
  18. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    LOL has anyone EVER played mario and sonic jesus **** 2% more like 200%
     
  19. kronau

    kronau Nice And Simple

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    thats exsactly what i was thinking
     
  20. LevesqueIsKing

    LevesqueIsKing An Instant Classic

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    Yeah, my last WiiSports Bowling run-in burnt me out more than deadlifts the other day...
     

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