John Moores University in Liverpool have been conducting research into the health benefits of the Wiimote versus a standard game controller. The findings are that on average, using the Wii results in 40% more calories burned.
This won't come as any shock to you if you've gone a few rounds in Wii Sports boxing. The research was headed by Professor Tim Cable, who suggests that regular with regular Wii use, kids could expect to lose 27 pounds a year (that's 12.25Kg).
Prof Cable commented: "Through our testing it is clear that the motion sensor-controlled console can make an impact on a child's heart rate, energy expenditure and the amount of calories burned. Research from GameVision's Consumer Intelligence Report shows that, on average, gamers in the UK currently spend around 12.2 hours a week playing computer games. Therefore, it is important to promote as much activity as possible during this time".
Get Wiiing fatboys.
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