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Wii-itis, Wii-knee, Oh, Wii

Posted Jan 07 2009 3:18pm

bowling alley Okay, so maybe I’m the last person on the block to try out Nintendo’s Wii game.  At the family get-together for Christmas, we launched our own Martini Bowl using the Wii’s bowling game.

I’m not the biggest fan of video games.  I abhor violence.  I abhor the fact that kids are becoming more and more obese.  I have to admit though, the Wii was fun.  It was engaging.  The whole family was involved.  We all cheered everyone on frame by frame.  And it was good. 

Much has been written about Wii-related injuries.  Not hard to believe since without the resistance of a bowling ball, a boxing partner, a tennis racket, you’re simply overcompensating the move.  While I escaped the dreaded Wii-elbow and Wii-knee, I did feel the quad stretch a little more intensely than I would have wanted.

As many have pointed out, embarking on physical activity whether it be a Wii game or a running program, the key is to start slow and ease into physical activity, especially if it’s been awhile. Wii in moderation. Photo by Todd Baker

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