My daughter has begged me for a Wii for MONTHS and I really did not want to encourage her coach potato behavior. She already has several other game consoles which keep her bottom glued to the cushions and exercise has become an ancient practice and rarely takes place.
Statistics show that obesity in children is fast becoming an epidemic in America today. There are many contributing factors such as high fat, high calorie diets, excessive TV watching and playing video games instead of playing outside or getting physical activity. I really want her to remain healthy and adapt a good attitude towards eating right and getting some exercise.
I had to some how make the thought of exercising fun to her to get her up and moving. I did some reading and it seems as the Wii does help incorporate some physical activity during game play so I broke down and bought her the console and a few games. WOW is it ever fun! I’m not sure if it can help her get really fit but it does make her get up and move around. She has been playing it instead of the other consoles and even I have been enjoying playing the games with her. I hope to eventually buy the Wii Fit board and add even more activity!