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Wii Fit Ready for the Pressure?

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I mean this title literally, a lot Americans are fat. It’s no secret We love our fast food and sugar injected colas. With this in mind… can the Wii Fit balance board really support all the McFatties out there?

Currently, in Japan, the Wii Fit balance board has a weight limit of around 300 pounds (136 kg). Shortly after the Japanese launch Nintendo decided to unveil an “American-sized” Balance Board. The “Western” Balance Board (as it’s being called) will support people of a weight up to 330 pounds (150 kg), according to GameLegend.

Percent of Obese Adults in 1996

The above map shows the percent of obese (BMI > 30) in U.S. Adults for the year 1996… and below is the same map exactly 10 years later, 2006.

Percent of Obese (Adults in 2006

You might be asking yourself… what do these maps tell us? Americans are getting fatter by the year. If we continue on this same path in another 10 years most of the map will probably be covered in gravy.

It’s great that Nintendo is “accommodating” to those Americans that are overweight… but in another way it’s also kind of sad that the weight limit had to be raised specifically Americans.

So what are your thoughts on this matter?

(Maps and BMI Information Via: CDC.gov)

One Response to “Wii Fit Ready for the Pressure?”  

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    You are too funny! Well, being in the fitness industry this is good news. You know, more people who need my company’s services.

    And I say it’s about time we lighten up about being heavy. And if we focus on lightening up, playing more, laughing more, enjoying life more, then I feel we will literally lighten up. So have you played with your Wii today?


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