Workin’ Out with the Wii!

Apparently the video game industry has really got something right this time.

From the Wall Street Journal:

In Rochester, Minn., Jeremy Scherer and his wife spent three hours playing tennis and bowling, two of the games included with the Wii. Mr. Scherer says he managed to improve his scores — at the cost of shoulders and back that were still aching the next day. “I was using muscles I hadn’t used in a while,” says Mr. Scherer, a computer programmer who describes himself as “not very active.” Mr. Scherer is vowing nightly “Wii workouts” to get in better shape.

Hey, if it gets people off the couch, then I’m down for it.  Of course:

Perrin Kaplan, a spokeswoman from Nintendo, says the company hasn’t received complaints from any gamers about soreness. “It was not meant to be a Jenny Craig supplement,” she says. “If people are finding themselves sore, they may need to exercise more.”

At least it’s a start.

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