Wii Fit For Children Problem

In case you haven’t heard already, Wii Fit has been criticized among some very sensitive people. Apparently since the Wii Fit uses a BMI formula to determine whether you are overweight or not, that is somehow making parents be in an uproar. Little do these parents know that the Wii Fit is actually intended to help people be “fit”. I guess that is a shock to them.

Sure, we don’t want people telling our kids that they are fat, but reality is reality. Anyone who steps onto the little pad that comes with the game should be well aware of what possibilities they may encounter. I tested my BMI just a few minutes ago. I am barely into the overweight category. I’m not so sure I agree with that totally since I have people call me skinny at times (I am tall). However, there is no doubt that I have a small gut that I could get rid of.

The Wii Fit is a great health tool for our children. Even if it isn’t 100% accurate, it will track progress and will be of some assistance for kids or adults to get to their target weight. I am surprised that parents wouldn’t want to instill in their kids that they should be health conscious. We don’t have to go overboard, but if your child isn’t doing anything except sitting on the couch playing video games, maybe the Wii Fit is a good option for them.

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