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April 22, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Benefits of health & fitness video game genre transcend the living room to be seen in everyday life

It makes sense that moving while gaming would yield better health than sitting like a lump. However the medical community is ecstatic over the unexpected results of fitness-oriented video games and their impact on normal day-to-day life.
obvious benefits of Wii Fit video games
I've long been impressed with Nintendo's Wii controller by both it's utility and the level of creativity it adds to gaming.

Just the simplistic notion of shaking the controller to effect game play adds many dynamics to the standard norm of controlling a game or character. Add in various swinging motions and you're well on your way to being more engaged with the game as well as being "in motion" as a player.

Sony & Microsoft have been stumbling along, years after the Wii's launch, to replicate the wireless experience delivered on the Wii. No luck, for the most part. Its no surprise that the uniqueness of Wii control has extended itself to a variety of fitness and dance games that really get your body moving.

I look forward to seeing the health benefits of gaming in motion for myself as well as those choosing to demonstrate their video game induced flexibility in public!
obvious benefits of Wii Fit video games

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