Apr 25, 2008

Forget Soccer, For A Real Workout Play Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games

The Edmonton Journal has a good article up on the presumed health benefits of using the Wii. Greg Chin, a teacher at Archbishop Joseph MacNeil, decided to compare simulated sports activities on Wii, compared to traditional forms of exercise.

The results? Some of his students were able to achieve a sustained heart rate of 170 beats per minutes, a mere 10 beats away from their target zone of 180.

It's a fun read, and you should check out the video clip at the bottom of the article. Some of those kids really are working up a sweat, whew!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I remember doing this with good old Mr.Chin it was fun.

James C

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