Wii Exercise Study Disappoints
Interview: Jeffrey Sledge, PhD
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Initially, experts thought that Wii video games like boxing and tennis could help kids get more exercise. Unfortunately, thatís not the case.
A study out of Baylor University has found that kids who play so-called ďactiveĒ video games donít get any more exercise than gamers who sit to play.
Sound Medicineís Kathy Miller, MD, asks exercise physiologist Jeffrey Sledge, PhD, to explain the surprising results. Dr. Sledge teaches at the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was not involved in the Wii study.