Will Nintendo's best-selling Wii Fit really help you get into shape?
What They Play reports that Scott Owens, a researcher at the University of Mississippi wants to find out. Owens equipped eight families with Wii Fit last autumn. The study will run for six months. Said Owens:
Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States, and one of the reasons is the adults and children are getting less physical activity. There has been an upswing in sales of whole body movement video games over the past few years. This potentially could help family fitness, so we are looking at the research aspect to see if family fitness improves after purchasing one of these whole body movement game consoles.