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.