Jan 7, 2009

Body Break Episode Features Wii Sports

If you live in Canada then you've undoubtedly heard of the outspoken Body Break duo Hal Johnson & Joanne McLeod. Most of us grew up listening and watching these two preach that a balanced lifestyle, including healthy eating and exercise, can benefit an individual and their families for a lifetime.

Their 90-second infomercials usually involve people eating right and actively playing sports. You know, carrots, basketball and the such. To my surprise, this was all about to change.

During the holidays I was watching tv and was absolutely floored when a Body Break commercial came on that actually had Hal and Joanne encourage the use of video games. I thought I was in the Twilight Zone for a minute. Seriously.

Naturally what they were encouraging was the use of Wii Sports as a vehicle for exercise. I fortunately found the video on YouTube, you should definitely check it out. At the 1:10 mark Hal made the most remarkable statement:

"It's about encouraging you, your family and friends to play traditional and new video games - and you're never too old to have fun!"

Encourage your friends to play traditional and new video games? Yes! That means I can continue to play Resistance 2 on my couch and get fat. This is awesome news indeed.

Anyhow, here's the video. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

ahah omg at first i was like wtf i dont remember them but then when i played the video it brought back the memories lol

Paul Hunter said...

Yeah, they were on television all the time when we were kids. Not so much anymore. I'm actually surprised to see some fitness educators promoting gaming - you don't see that too often!

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