Wii Fitness Craze or Crazy?

Posted on July 13, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, wellbeing | Tags: , , , |

My brother just bought himself a Wii, and is busy playing tennis, boxing and golf and proclaiming to the world that he now gets more exercise than he has in his whole life. Apparently they are selling like hotcakes and so we can now see that in response to the obvious challenge of getting generation x and y off their computers and into some exercise we now have the answer to i-exercise, the Nintendo Wii. But, is this just a craze that will go the way of many other crazes, use it for 5 or 6 days and put  it in the cupboard and go back to virtual exercise via an avatar online?

Is it a sign of desperation, that our own Australian Government is putting them into schools to encourage our young ones to exercise? Humans were, like all animals build for movement and yet our children need to be coaxed to move, now that we are the “internet generations.” What is wrong with this picture?

Now I agree that the idea of the Wii is not such a bad one, it just may get our kids moving again, however that cannot be the whole answer as we still need to get out in the fresh air and sunshine to be healthy. So I am urging all parents, yes by all means get your kids a Wii and then use it as quality family time as you all play on it together, it just might bring some families back together, which is also needed.

However, don’t forget to use the idea of the Wii, exercise and family time, to also generate some active time on the outside of the home, allow it to encourage your family to get out and play those sports for real, in our beautiful Australian sunshine, beaches and parks. Nintendo Wii might be a way to restart the idea of exercise but it shouldn’t end there not for your family, and not for schools and not for the next generation of humans that will need to be strong and fit and healthy to keep humans healthy enough to survive as a species.

 

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