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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-10 05:49 AM
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Nintendo and American Heart Association team up to fight Obesity
Edited on Thu May-20-10 05:51 AM by Stuart G
Tue May 18, 1:36 am ET
TOKYO (AFP) The American Heart Association has teamed up with Japanese entertainment giant Nintendo to harness its Wii consoles and encourage Americans to exercise more to counter a soaring obesity problem.

Nintendo, whose Wii consoles with motion-controlling sensors took markets by storm in 2006, is working with the AHA in order to cut the risks of heart disease among Americans, their websites said.

According to the AHA nearly 70 percent of Americans do not get enough regular physical activity. Obesity, a major health problem in the US, is a determinant of cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in the country.

The association said that the average American spends more than eight hours a day sitting and recommends all adults to get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week and 60 minutes daily for children.

Nintendo will carry the AHA logo on its active-play video game products including the Wii, the Wii Fit Plus, and the Wii Sports Resort

from Yahoo Health News
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100518/hl_afp/lifestyleja...
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-10 06:37 AM
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1. we have a wii for that reason.. actuvity. lots of things to do like tennis and baseballq
dance games... we have outdoor adventure which i can attest is a workout. i'm glad to hear that playstation is on it's way to having a similar system. just not sure what kind of games they would have for kids to play. wish there were more educational games as well. but that's just me. all my nieces and nephews had ds and my kid had a leapster.
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