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Wii Sports can keep you active in the wintery weather
People can stay active in the wintery weather.
Staying active is hard to do when the weather turns wintery, but some students have found a way to keep moving by playing Wii Sports.
“You can get pretty tired,” said CU Boulder senior Frank Hall. “My arm was pretty darn sore a couple days after throwing for five hours.”
Hall grew up without playing video games, but that changed this past Thanksgiving break.
“My parents got a Wii,” said Hall. “They got that because my mom wanted to exercise more indoors. She goes for walks during the summers but she can’t do that when it’s cold out.”
But for Hall and his roommates, the Nintendo Wii game console helps them break a sweat after the sun goes down. Compared to other forms of physical activities however, Hall said that you can get a better workout with other exercise equipment and going outside.
“But it’s better than sitting and playing Halo where you move your thumbs,” said Hall.
The Wii can be more than a small workout. It can also improve your hand-eye coordination. According to a U.S. study from the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Wii helped surgeons perform in the operating room.
An article in New Scientist magazine says that software to simulate a real surgical procedure will soon become available on the Wii.