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Wii Could Be What the Doctor Ordered 156

Posted by kdawson
from the unlikeliest-lede-to-a-health-story dept.
crimeandpunishment writes "The American Heart Association and Nintendo are teaming up to promote Wii. The popular games can be branded with the AHA's logo, to indicate that they're considered a healthy choice. As part of the deal, Nintendo will donate $1.5 million to the AHA. The Heart Association is concerned about childhood obesity, and now concedes that its campaign for traditional forms of exercise just isn't getting through."
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Wii Could Be What the Doctor Ordered

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  • Sort of healthy (Score:5, Informative)

    by MichaelSmith (789609) on Monday May 17, 2010 @07:51PM (#32246880) Homepage Journal

    Often on the weekends my sons friends will be at out place to use the wii. They spend more time jumping around in front of the TV than they would spend with a different console but I usually take them out to the school oval to kick a soccer ball around as well. I am sure they get more health benefit from being outside then from being in front of the wii.

    How about AHA's logos on normal sporting equipment. Footballs, etc?

  • AHA are a joke (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 17, 2010 @08:55PM (#32247504)

    The AHA are a joke - still recommending low fat diets - without any scientific evidence. (see the Diet Delusion)
    Now they are recommending that kids play more video games....

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 17, 2010 @09:26PM (#32247732)

    I'm glad you decided to tell this person that they're wrong even though you don't seem to know what DDR is. You're basically saying Lance Armstrong could never get a work out from an intense aerobic dance routine, and that's just ridiculous. Maybe he wouldn't be as "comfortable" as he would on his bike, be that doesn't make it an illegitimate exercise. Additionally, DDR mats come in plastic and steel varieties, which is something you could have discovered if you did any amount of research before you commented on something you know nothing about.

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