Surprising results about Wii Fit

November 16, 2009 4:17:39 PM PST
Video gamers who think they're getting a good workout from the Nintendo Wii are in for a surprise.

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The American Council on Exercise tested the system and it says the Wii doesn't give players a real workout.

Researchers studied the Wii's most challenging aerobic exercise games -- island run and free run.

They say 30 minutes of game play burned only 165 calories. That's about the same as going on a slow walk.

Still, scientists say playing an exercise game is better for you than playing a regular video game.

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