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Wii Sports Experiment

by Bradley DeLorenzoDecember 5, 2006

NOTICE: The experiment is OVER and you can see ALL the results, here: http://wiinintendo.net/2007/01/15/wii-sports-experiment-results/

Update 1: Wii Sports Experiment featured in New York Times, read
Update 2: It has finally arrived, this Monday (today) I’ll be finishing my 6 week experiment, stay tuned for the extensive analysis including images, videos, and detailed stats this Tuesday 1/16/07! There will be a link from this page or you can just check out WiiNintendo.net on 1/16/07.

OK, so I was thinking one day after I played a good 1/2 hour of Wii Sports that I was getting a pretty heavy duty cardio workout. I decided to try out an experiment, where I would do everything I normally did, eat everything I normally ate and see if anything changes after playing 30 minutes of Wii Sports everyday for 6 weeks. If I miss a day, I’ll make a note of it and that weeks report.

No shit. Right? Of course doing anything involving movement an extra 30 minutes a day everyday will result in some sort of weight loss, well that may be so, but I want to chart, graph, measure, document, and record the process. I’m average weight right now, so I don’t think I will be dropping 60lbs. or anything like that, so the results will most likely (if they happen at all) be a loss in total body fat and/or lower heart rate at rest. We’ll see…

Here’s the plan:

I started playing 30 minutes a day this Sunday (December 3rd, 2006), I will do this for 6 straight weeks until January 15th, 2007.


Here is a thumbnail of my “Before” picture: (Don’t want to give away too much)

I will be doing a Fitness Age test daily and playing a variety of the games.

I will be keeping track of the following:

– Weight
– BMI
– Heart Rate (at rest)
– Calories burned per session/per game (via BioTrainer, thanks Nancy!)
– Body fat % (via a Digital Body Fat Caliper and a body fat scale)
– Pain/Soreness
– Additional Notes/Findings
– Wii Fitness Age

I plan on taking all of the measurements three times a day to get an extremely accurate number, that way if I weigh myself before a meal or in the morning, it should counter balance my weight before bed or after a meal.

I will also be taking a picture of myself from the front and side once a week to see if there is any visual difference. I’m going to set up my video camera and capture the 1,260 minutes then time lapse the footage to around 2 minutes, so that should be interesting.

I won’t be posting any mid-term updates, I’m going to wait until all the data and photos have been collected and write up a complete synopsis.

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Bradley DeLorenzo
271 Comments
  • Dave
    December 6, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    This is a GREAT idea and I can’t wait to see what happens. There were alot of fat kids who lost weight with Dance Dance Revolution… who knows

  • Dave
    December 6, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    This is a GREAT idea and I can’t wait to see what happens. There were alot of fat kids who lost weight with Dance Dance Revolution… who knows

  • Dave
    December 6, 2006 at 7:38 am

    This is a GREAT idea and I can’t wait to see what happens. There were alot of fat kids who lost weight with Dance Dance Revolution… who knows

  • hey_suburbia
    December 6, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    @Dave

    Who you calling fat? fatty.

  • hey_suburbia
    December 6, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    @Dave

    Who you calling fat? fatty.

  • hey_suburbia
    December 6, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    @Dave

    Who you calling fat? fatty.

  • hey_suburbia
    December 6, 2006 at 9:47 am

    @Dave

    Who you calling fat? fatty.

  • Randy
    December 6, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    This sounds like a great idea. After about 2 games of Wii Boxing last night, I was freaking EXHAUSTED.

  • Randy
    December 6, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    This sounds like a great idea. After about 2 games of Wii Boxing last night, I was freaking EXHAUSTED.

  • Randy
    December 6, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    This sounds like a great idea. After about 2 games of Wii Boxing last night, I was freaking EXHAUSTED.

  • Hochiminh
    December 7, 2006 at 1:25 am

    Well, I’m a skinny 120-pound adult. Wii Sports could make me skinnier. Boy, I’m already anerexic!

  • Hochiminh
    December 7, 2006 at 1:25 am

    Well, I’m a skinny 120-pound adult. Wii Sports could make me skinnier. Boy, I’m already anerexic!

  • Hochiminh
    December 6, 2006 at 6:25 pm

    Well, I’m a skinny 120-pound adult. Wii Sports could make me skinnier. Boy, I’m already anerexic!

  • FlamingSquirrel
    December 7, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    That is awsome. really cool. you just got your blog bookmarked

  • FlamingSquirrel
    December 7, 2006 at 10:14 am

    That is awsome. really cool. you just got your blog bookmarked

  • Alan
    December 7, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    @Hochiminh: Depending on the exercise, you might gain weight because of an increase in muscle mass. I’m 6’2″ 140 pounds.. I can tell my muscles are in a bit mroe shape since playing the wii day to day.. but it won’t put 20 pounds of muscle on me.

    If you’re 120 you probably won’t loose any weight.. just tone what you have and help your stamina

  • Alan
    December 7, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    @Hochiminh: Depending on the exercise, you might gain weight because of an increase in muscle mass. I’m 6’2″ 140 pounds.. I can tell my muscles are in a bit mroe shape since playing the wii day to day.. but it won’t put 20 pounds of muscle on me.

    If you’re 120 you probably won’t loose any weight.. just tone what you have and help your stamina

  • Alan
    December 7, 2006 at 11:14 am

    @Hochiminh: Depending on the exercise, you might gain weight because of an increase in muscle mass. I’m 6’2″ 140 pounds.. I can tell my muscles are in a bit mroe shape since playing the wii day to day.. but it won’t put 20 pounds of muscle on me.

    If you’re 120 you probably won’t loose any weight.. just tone what you have and help your stamina

  • john
    December 7, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    I think it’ll be pretty hard to eat exactly the same amount. you’re bound to want to eat more after any workout.

  • john
    December 7, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    I think it’ll be pretty hard to eat exactly the same amount. you’re bound to want to eat more after any workout.

  • john
    December 7, 2006 at 11:21 am

    I think it’ll be pretty hard to eat exactly the same amount. you’re bound to want to eat more after any workout.

  • December 7, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Nice work, I’m curious to see your results.

    My only objection would be instead of using a digital fat caliper go to a local health club and get your fat measured with a professional caliper. The digital fat calipers and scales can be very inaccurate. Also, don’t over concern yourself with BMI; it really doesn’t measure body composition.

  • December 7, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Nice work, I’m curious to see your results.

    My only objection would be instead of using a digital fat caliper go to a local health club and get your fat measured with a professional caliper. The digital fat calipers and scales can be very inaccurate. Also, don’t over concern yourself with BMI; it really doesn’t measure body composition.

  • December 7, 2006 at 11:24 am

    Nice work, I’m curious to see your results.

    My only objection would be instead of using a digital fat caliper go to a local health club and get your fat measured with a professional caliper. The digital fat calipers and scales can be very inaccurate. Also, don’t over concern yourself with BMI; it really doesn’t measure body composition.

  • Squilky
    December 7, 2006 at 6:26 pm

    I was wondering the same thing. Seems like since so many of us who have desk jobs just sit around all day, the Wii could help us get a little fitter. Now I just have to get my hands on a Wii. I look forward to finding out your results.

  • Squilky
    December 7, 2006 at 6:26 pm

    I was wondering the same thing. Seems like since so many of us who have desk jobs just sit around all day, the Wii could help us get a little fitter. Now I just have to get my hands on a Wii. I look forward to finding out your results.

  • Squilky
    December 7, 2006 at 11:26 am

    I was wondering the same thing. Seems like since so many of us who have desk jobs just sit around all day, the Wii could help us get a little fitter. Now I just have to get my hands on a Wii. I look forward to finding out your results.

  • km
    December 7, 2006 at 6:31 pm

    The sunday I got mine, I played it a bunch. I’m in decent shape, and I work out a couple times a week and my right shoulder was sore from tennis and boxing. I haven’t played tennis in over 10 years, and I haven’t ever punched a bag more than casually.

  • km
    December 7, 2006 at 6:31 pm

    The sunday I got mine, I played it a bunch. I’m in decent shape, and I work out a couple times a week and my right shoulder was sore from tennis and boxing. I haven’t played tennis in over 10 years, and I haven’t ever punched a bag more than casually.

  • km
    December 7, 2006 at 11:31 am

    The sunday I got mine, I played it a bunch. I’m in decent shape, and I work out a couple times a week and my right shoulder was sore from tennis and boxing. I haven’t played tennis in over 10 years, and I haven’t ever punched a bag more than casually.

  • Nathan
    December 7, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    Great idea, I’ve already started something like it but I might do the same thing as far as before and after pics. Made a bet to lose the weight. Might be interesting to find a outline of an actual physical and do those tests.

  • Nathan
    December 7, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    Great idea, I’ve already started something like it but I might do the same thing as far as before and after pics. Made a bet to lose the weight. Might be interesting to find a outline of an actual physical and do those tests.

  • Nathan
    December 7, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Great idea, I’ve already started something like it but I might do the same thing as far as before and after pics. Made a bet to lose the weight. Might be interesting to find a outline of an actual physical and do those tests.

  • December 7, 2006 at 6:43 pm

    You mean you will continue to not eat lunch?

    That is awesome that you still have plans to make time-lapse videos and make the homepage on Digg.

    I played Wii Sports the other day and it was pretty fun. My girlfriend really loves the Wii. Though Red Steel is hard to use with the Wiimote.

  • December 7, 2006 at 11:43 am

    You mean you will continue to not eat lunch?

    That is awesome that you still have plans to make time-lapse videos and make the homepage on Digg.

    I played Wii Sports the other day and it was pretty fun. My girlfriend really loves the Wii. Though Red Steel is hard to use with the Wiimote.

  • Annie
    December 7, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    What a good idea! I’ll be sure to check back later to see how it went.

  • Annie
    December 7, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    What a good idea! I’ll be sure to check back later to see how it went.

  • Annie
    December 7, 2006 at 6:52 pm

    What a good idea! I’ll be sure to check back later to see how it went.

  • Annie
    December 7, 2006 at 11:52 am

    What a good idea! I’ll be sure to check back later to see how it went.

  • Mikee
    December 7, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    Ummmm do you think you can limit yourself to JUST 30 minutes a day? What happens if you’re setting an all-time high score or something… You gonna just quit? Pause the Game? or keep playing and add that to your notes at the end?

  • Mikee
    December 7, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    Ummmm do you think you can limit yourself to JUST 30 minutes a day? What happens if you’re setting an all-time high score or something… You gonna just quit? Pause the Game? or keep playing and add that to your notes at the end?

  • December 7, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    I work for a fitness company, and we provide a free website that you might find useful for tracking your progress, not to mention sharing your results. Check it out! http://www.wowy.com

  • December 7, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    I work for a fitness company, and we provide a free website that you might find useful for tracking your progress, not to mention sharing your results. Check it out! http://www.wowy.com

  • Mikee
    December 7, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    Ummmm do you think you can limit yourself to JUST 30 minutes a day? What happens if you’re setting an all-time high score or something… You gonna just quit? Pause the Game? or keep playing and add that to your notes at the end?

  • December 7, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    I work for a fitness company, and we provide a free website that you might find useful for tracking your progress, not to mention sharing your results. Check it out! http://www.wowy.com

  • Michael
    December 7, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    You said that you will not change your eating habits however with Christmas dinner fast approaching what will you do?!?! I think that that meal might mess up your data. Just something to think about although I like the idea and i am anxious to see the results.

  • Michael
    December 7, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    You said that you will not change your eating habits however with Christmas dinner fast approaching what will you do?!?! I think that that meal might mess up your data. Just something to think about although I like the idea and i am anxious to see the results.

  • Michael
    December 7, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    You said that you will not change your eating habits however with Christmas dinner fast approaching what will you do?!?! I think that that meal might mess up your data. Just something to think about although I like the idea and i am anxious to see the results.

  • hey_suburbia
    December 7, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    @Michael

    I will change nothing, I will eat what I normally eat at the holidays. I will just add 30 minutes of Wii Sports on to my day.

    If during a normal day I play Wii Sports, I will add 30 minutes of strictly Wii Sports for the experiment.

    It will truly be: (My normal life + 30 minutes of Wii Sports)

  • hey_suburbia
    December 7, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    @Michael

    I will change nothing, I will eat what I normally eat at the holidays. I will just add 30 minutes of Wii Sports on to my day.

    If during a normal day I play Wii Sports, I will add 30 minutes of strictly Wii Sports for the experiment.

    It will truly be: (My normal life + 30 minutes of Wii Sports)

  • handyman42
    December 7, 2006 at 8:02 pm

    doesnt this really depend on the actual sport your playing golf is not going make anything happen or bowling for that matter, well bowling will make your should feel a little sore. But the boxing will definatley get you sucking wind.

  • handyman42
    December 7, 2006 at 8:02 pm

    doesnt this really depend on the actual sport your playing golf is not going make anything happen or bowling for that matter, well bowling will make your should feel a little sore. But the boxing will definatley get you sucking wind.

  • handyman42
    December 7, 2006 at 1:02 pm

    doesnt this really depend on the actual sport your playing golf is not going make anything happen or bowling for that matter, well bowling will make your should feel a little sore. But the boxing will definatley get you sucking wind.

  • Mike
    December 7, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    I hope you consulted a nutritionist because your design is flawed because you are not considering the food element. What you eat from day to day is going to be THE most important factor in weight loss or gain. Merely saying that you will eat the same is not enough. A food log is appropriate for this, with the amount of calories in/calories being the real reason whether you gain or not. If you have WII sports as a supplement to a proper diet, then you can use WII sports as the variating factor to test fitness.

  • Mike
    December 7, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    I hope you consulted a nutritionist because your design is flawed because you are not considering the food element. What you eat from day to day is going to be THE most important factor in weight loss or gain. Merely saying that you will eat the same is not enough. A food log is appropriate for this, with the amount of calories in/calories being the real reason whether you gain or not. If you have WII sports as a supplement to a proper diet, then you can use WII sports as the variating factor to test fitness.

  • Mike
    December 7, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    I hope you consulted a nutritionist because your design is flawed because you are not considering the food element. What you eat from day to day is going to be THE most important factor in weight loss or gain. Merely saying that you will eat the same is not enough. A food log is appropriate for this, with the amount of calories in/calories being the real reason whether you gain or not. If you have WII sports as a supplement to a proper diet, then you can use WII sports as the variating factor to test fitness.

  • December 7, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    I guarantee you’ll be more fit!

  • December 7, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    I guarantee you’ll be more fit!

  • December 7, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    I guarantee you’ll be more fit!

  • December 7, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    I guarantee you’ll be more fit!

  • December 7, 2006 at 10:02 pm

    Yup, if you do the boxing and batting regularly (try running through all three training exercises back to back), you’ll definitely be working up a sweat.

  • December 7, 2006 at 10:02 pm

    Yup, if you do the boxing and batting regularly (try running through all three training exercises back to back), you’ll definitely be working up a sweat.

  • December 7, 2006 at 10:02 pm

    Yup, if you do the boxing and batting regularly (try running through all three training exercises back to back), you’ll definitely be working up a sweat.

  • December 7, 2006 at 3:02 pm

    Yup, if you do the boxing and batting regularly (try running through all three training exercises back to back), you’ll definitely be working up a sweat.

  • Kevin
    December 8, 2006 at 11:53 am

    If you want to really work it try playing 2 player tennis with yourself.. a leftie playing Wiimote in your left hand and the opposite in your right. It’s alot of fun especially when you really challenge yourself (e.g., returning your own power serves).

  • Kevin
    December 8, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    If you want to really work it try playing 2 player tennis with yourself.. a leftie playing Wiimote in your left hand and the opposite in your right. It’s alot of fun especially when you really challenge yourself (e.g., returning your own power serves).

  • Kevin
    December 8, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    If you want to really work it try playing 2 player tennis with yourself.. a leftie playing Wiimote in your left hand and the opposite in your right. It’s alot of fun especially when you really challenge yourself (e.g., returning your own power serves).

  • Kevin
    December 8, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    If you want to really work it try playing 2 player tennis with yourself.. a leftie playing Wiimote in your left hand and the opposite in your right. It’s alot of fun especially when you really challenge yourself (e.g., returning your own power serves).

  • December 17, 2006 at 1:37 am

    Go Go Go ! I will be checking back with you soon on January 15th. I have 50 bucks that you will lose atleast 10 pounds!

    This is a great step for america!

    Wiiloss

  • December 17, 2006 at 1:37 am

    Go Go Go ! I will be checking back with you soon on January 15th. I have 50 bucks that you will lose atleast 10 pounds!

    This is a great step for america!

    Wiiloss

  • December 17, 2006 at 1:37 am

    Go Go Go ! I will be checking back with you soon on January 15th. I have 50 bucks that you will lose atleast 10 pounds!

    This is a great step for america!

    Wiiloss

  • December 16, 2006 at 6:37 pm

    Go Go Go ! I will be checking back with you soon on January 15th. I have 50 bucks that you will lose atleast 10 pounds!

    This is a great step for america!

    Wiiloss

  • Stephen
    December 21, 2006 at 4:39 am

    Hey! I wanted to do this as well. Infact, when I first saw some Wiiers in action I started thinking .. crap, I’m going to get too tired to play the Wii, but now I’m excited about the benefits. Nintendo has talked about more physical interaction with games to kid kids off their arses and into shape. dance dance!

  • Stephen
    December 21, 2006 at 4:39 am

    Hey! I wanted to do this as well. Infact, when I first saw some Wiiers in action I started thinking .. crap, I’m going to get too tired to play the Wii, but now I’m excited about the benefits. Nintendo has talked about more physical interaction with games to kid kids off their arses and into shape. dance dance!

  • Stephen
    December 21, 2006 at 4:39 am

    Hey! I wanted to do this as well. Infact, when I first saw some Wiiers in action I started thinking .. crap, I’m going to get too tired to play the Wii, but now I’m excited about the benefits. Nintendo has talked about more physical interaction with games to kid kids off their arses and into shape. dance dance!

  • Stephen
    December 20, 2006 at 9:39 pm

    Hey! I wanted to do this as well. Infact, when I first saw some Wiiers in action I started thinking .. crap, I’m going to get too tired to play the Wii, but now I’m excited about the benefits. Nintendo has talked about more physical interaction with games to kid kids off their arses and into shape. dance dance!

  • December 25, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    I’ve been thinking about all of the fitness possibilities with the Wii since the first 5 minutes of gameplay, and your experiment sounds great! Can’t wait to see the results *diggs and bookmarks*

  • December 25, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    I’ve been thinking about all of the fitness possibilities with the Wii since the first 5 minutes of gameplay, and your experiment sounds great! Can’t wait to see the results *diggs and bookmarks*

  • December 25, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    I’ve been thinking about all of the fitness possibilities with the Wii since the first 5 minutes of gameplay, and your experiment sounds great! Can’t wait to see the results *diggs and bookmarks*

  • December 25, 2006 at 4:33 pm

    I’ve been thinking about all of the fitness possibilities with the Wii since the first 5 minutes of gameplay, and your experiment sounds great! Can’t wait to see the results *diggs and bookmarks*

  • December 28, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    I’ll send you a BioTrainer so you can see how many calories you are burning. Email me.

    Nancy

  • December 28, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    I’ll send you a BioTrainer so you can see how many calories you are burning. Email me.

    Nancy

  • December 28, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    I’ll send you a BioTrainer so you can see how many calories you are burning. Email me.

    Nancy

  • December 28, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    I’ll send you a BioTrainer so you can see how many calories you are burning. Email me.

    Nancy

  • Aron
    December 29, 2006 at 12:12 am

    I think there’s a more direct measure you could use to assess the fitness benefit of using a Wii. It’s clear that the exercise Wii provides is principally aerobic (rather than resistive). So, to determine how much aerobic exercise Wii provides, just play the various games while wearing a heart rate monitor. Then check the average heart rate for the 30 minutes, and determine what percent of your estimated max heart rate it represents. This will provide a good gauge of just how much aerobic training results from using the Wii.

    Eventually, some enterprising exercise scientist will probably hook someone up to a metabolic monitor to determine the aerobic benefit of Wii more precisely.

  • Aron
    December 29, 2006 at 12:12 am

    I think there’s a more direct measure you could use to assess the fitness benefit of using a Wii. It’s clear that the exercise Wii provides is principally aerobic (rather than resistive). So, to determine how much aerobic exercise Wii provides, just play the various games while wearing a heart rate monitor. Then check the average heart rate for the 30 minutes, and determine what percent of your estimated max heart rate it represents. This will provide a good gauge of just how much aerobic training results from using the Wii.

    Eventually, some enterprising exercise scientist will probably hook someone up to a metabolic monitor to determine the aerobic benefit of Wii more precisely.

  • Aron
    December 29, 2006 at 12:12 am

    I think there’s a more direct measure you could use to assess the fitness benefit of using a Wii. It’s clear that the exercise Wii provides is principally aerobic (rather than resistive). So, to determine how much aerobic exercise Wii provides, just play the various games while wearing a heart rate monitor. Then check the average heart rate for the 30 minutes, and determine what percent of your estimated max heart rate it represents. This will provide a good gauge of just how much aerobic training results from using the Wii.

    Eventually, some enterprising exercise scientist will probably hook someone up to a metabolic monitor to determine the aerobic benefit of Wii more precisely.

  • Aron
    December 28, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    I think there’s a more direct measure you could use to assess the fitness benefit of using a Wii. It’s clear that the exercise Wii provides is principally aerobic (rather than resistive). So, to determine how much aerobic exercise Wii provides, just play the various games while wearing a heart rate monitor. Then check the average heart rate for the 30 minutes, and determine what percent of your estimated max heart rate it represents. This will provide a good gauge of just how much aerobic training results from using the Wii.

    Eventually, some enterprising exercise scientist will probably hook someone up to a metabolic monitor to determine the aerobic benefit of Wii more precisely.

  • puting
    December 29, 2006 at 11:05 am

    A tomar por culo

  • puting
    December 29, 2006 at 11:05 am

    A tomar por culo

  • puting
    December 29, 2006 at 11:05 am

    A tomar por culo

  • puting
    December 29, 2006 at 4:05 am

    A tomar por culo

  • December 29, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    you don’t look out of shape to me?

  • December 29, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    you don’t look out of shape to me?

  • December 29, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    you don’t look out of shape to me?

  • December 29, 2006 at 10:20 am

    you don’t look out of shape to me?

  • January 6, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    I’m aching to get my Wii. But all the stores were understocked throughout Scandinavia in the 2006 Xmas season. Grumble grumble…
    🙁

  • January 6, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    I’m aching to get my Wii. But all the stores were understocked throughout Scandinavia in the 2006 Xmas season. Grumble grumble…
    🙁

  • January 6, 2007 at 8:55 am

    I’m aching to get my Wii. But all the stores were understocked throughout Scandinavia in the 2006 Xmas season. Grumble grumble…
    🙁

  • January 6, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    Hey, I just gave you a mention on my blog! It looks like there are two other people (myself included) who are running through their own Wii Exercise and Weight Loss Experiments and blogging about it. It should be interesting to see if we all reach similar conclusions and even more interesting to see if we all continue to exercise with the Wii after our deadlines…

    Good luck!

    -Tom Coffee

  • January 6, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    Hey, I just gave you a mention on my blog! It looks like there are two other people (myself included) who are running through their own Wii Exercise and Weight Loss Experiments and blogging about it. It should be interesting to see if we all reach similar conclusions and even more interesting to see if we all continue to exercise with the Wii after our deadlines…

    Good luck!

    -Tom Coffee

  • January 6, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Hey, I just gave you a mention on my blog! It looks like there are two other people (myself included) who are running through their own Wii Exercise and Weight Loss Experiments and blogging about it. It should be interesting to see if we all reach similar conclusions and even more interesting to see if we all continue to exercise with the Wii after our deadlines…

    Good luck!

    -Tom Coffee

  • Alyssa
    January 9, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    My boyfriend and I are in college, so most people know how the food intake and excersise is (aka a large amount and a little amount). After seeing your blog, we decided to go onto a 2000 calorie per day diet and we have a required set of Wii Sport activities to do each day, such as 2 Tennis Matches (Set of 3), 1 Boxing Match, 2 Bowling Training, etc. So far, after having done this for about a week, I feel better and have more energy. Good luck and I hope your results are awesome! We will be waiting for the result!

    ~Alyssa

  • Alyssa
    January 9, 2007 at 11:02 am

    My boyfriend and I are in college, so most people know how the food intake and excersise is (aka a large amount and a little amount). After seeing your blog, we decided to go onto a 2000 calorie per day diet and we have a required set of Wii Sport activities to do each day, such as 2 Tennis Matches (Set of 3), 1 Boxing Match, 2 Bowling Training, etc. So far, after having done this for about a week, I feel better and have more energy. Good luck and I hope your results are awesome! We will be waiting for the result!

    ~Alyssa

  • Ty
    January 10, 2007 at 3:50 am

    I was wondering myself if they would publish any health reports because after 1 match of boxing I was exhausted but it was so fun, and I am 5’10” 140 so I am not big at all, so there really isn’t any consequence, but there would be a lot of workout. Not to mention, it’s really fun too! My wife hates video games, but she loves playing Wii Sports. Thanks for actually doing something about it.

  • Ty
    January 10, 2007 at 3:50 am

    I was wondering myself if they would publish any health reports because after 1 match of boxing I was exhausted but it was so fun, and I am 5’10” 140 so I am not big at all, so there really isn’t any consequence, but there would be a lot of workout. Not to mention, it’s really fun too! My wife hates video games, but she loves playing Wii Sports. Thanks for actually doing something about it.

  • Ty
    January 9, 2007 at 8:50 pm

    I was wondering myself if they would publish any health reports because after 1 match of boxing I was exhausted but it was so fun, and I am 5’10” 140 so I am not big at all, so there really isn’t any consequence, but there would be a lot of workout. Not to mention, it’s really fun too! My wife hates video games, but she loves playing Wii Sports. Thanks for actually doing something about it.

  • January 10, 2007 at 6:42 pm

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  • Alyssa
    January 11, 2007 at 5:35 am

    @Nitro,

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    January 11, 2007 at 5:35 am

    @Nitro,

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    January 11, 2007 at 5:35 am

    @Nitro,

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    @Nitro,

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  • Pshh
    January 16, 2007 at 6:14 am

    What a dumb idea this web needs better designs LOL? WII DIET? ARE YOU THAT GAME NERD TO DO A WII EXCERSIDE THAN A 1mile RUN? Get some life.

  • Pshh
    January 16, 2007 at 6:14 am

    What a dumb idea this web needs better designs LOL? WII DIET? ARE YOU THAT GAME NERD TO DO A WII EXCERSIDE THAN A 1mile RUN? Get some life.

  • Pshh
    January 15, 2007 at 11:14 pm

    What a dumb idea this web needs better designs LOL? WII DIET? ARE YOU THAT GAME NERD TO DO A WII EXCERSIDE THAN A 1mile RUN? Get some life.

  • February 3, 2007 at 1:31 am

    This guy is ripping me off, I started losing weight with the wii the DAY it came out, I came up with the “Jared of Wii”/”Jared of Nintendo” title, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes interviewed me… now this dude has a book deal?!?!?! That is some crap.

    -Ryan Mercer
    The Jared of Wii.
    http://www.ryanmercer.com

  • February 2, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    This guy is ripping me off, I started losing weight with the wii the DAY it came out, I came up with the “Jared of Wii”/”Jared of Nintendo” title, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes interviewed me… now this dude has a book deal?!?!?! That is some crap.

    -Ryan Mercer
    The Jared of Wii.
    http://www.ryanmercer.com

  • February 3, 2007 at 9:17 am

    @Ryan Mercer

    Honestly, I never heard or saw of anything you’ve done. Until a few days ago. I want to let you know that I don’t want to be the “jared of Nintendo” you can have that honor if you wish. My experiment had nothing to do with anybody but myself.

    I’d love to hear about your weightloss with the Wii, I’d love to add you into the book if you’d like, I feel the Wii Sports Experiment was just a proof of concept, I love to have more people involved.

    No worries man, you can have any title you want.

  • February 3, 2007 at 9:17 am

    @Ryan Mercer

    Honestly, I never heard or saw of anything you’ve done. Until a few days ago. I want to let you know that I don’t want to be the “jared of Nintendo” you can have that honor if you wish. My experiment had nothing to do with anybody but myself.

    I’d love to hear about your weightloss with the Wii, I’d love to add you into the book if you’d like, I feel the Wii Sports Experiment was just a proof of concept, I love to have more people involved.

    No worries man, you can have any title you want.

  • February 3, 2007 at 9:17 am

    @Ryan Mercer

    Honestly, I never heard or saw of anything you’ve done. Until a few days ago. I want to let you know that I don’t want to be the “jared of Nintendo” you can have that honor if you wish. My experiment had nothing to do with anybody but myself.

    I’d love to hear about your weightloss with the Wii, I’d love to add you into the book if you’d like, I feel the Wii Sports Experiment was just a proof of concept, I love to have more people involved.

    No worries man, you can have any title you want.

  • February 3, 2007 at 2:17 am

    @Ryan Mercer

    Honestly, I never heard or saw of anything you’ve done. Until a few days ago. I want to let you know that I don’t want to be the “jared of Nintendo” you can have that honor if you wish. My experiment had nothing to do with anybody but myself.

    I’d love to hear about your weightloss with the Wii, I’d love to add you into the book if you’d like, I feel the Wii Sports Experiment was just a proof of concept, I love to have more people involved.

    No worries man, you can have any title you want.

  • 'BB
    March 20, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    I’ll be interested in seeing the results, however, most fitness programs require 3 months before you see any significant improvements. Six weeks may not be enough.

  • 'BB
    March 20, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    I’ll be interested in seeing the results, however, most fitness programs require 3 months before you see any significant improvements. Six weeks may not be enough.

  • 'BB
    March 20, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    I’ll be interested in seeing the results, however, most fitness programs require 3 months before you see any significant improvements. Six weeks may not be enough.

  • 'BB
    March 20, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    I’ll be interested in seeing the results, however, most fitness programs require 3 months before you see any significant improvements. Six weeks may not be enough.

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  • June 22, 2007 at 7:46 am

    Maybe this is one way I can convince Anna that I need a Wii!? This guy decided that he’s going to track his physical progress after playing 30 minutes of Wii Sports (which I hear is really fun) daily for six weeks.

  • June 22, 2007 at 2:46 am

    Maybe this is one way I can convince Anna that I need a Wii!? This guy decided that he’s going to track his physical progress after playing 30 minutes of Wii Sports (which I hear is really fun) daily for six weeks.

  • August 12, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Excellent experiment !

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    Excellent experiment !

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    Excellent experiment !

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    Excellent experiment !

  • August 12, 2007 at 9:04 am

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  • Wii_fan
    August 27, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    I sholud try that so i can lose weight but play at the same time.

  • Wii_fan
    August 27, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    I sholud try that so i can lose weight but play at the same time.

  • Wii_fan
    August 27, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    I sholud try that so i can lose weight but play at the same time.

  • Wii_fan
    August 27, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    I sholud try that so i can lose weight but play at the same time.

  • Gayla
    October 18, 2007 at 2:16 am

    very awesome work. i intend to use your ideas when i get a wii. and if you are able to do a book i will certainly buy.

  • Gayla
    October 17, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    very awesome work. i intend to use your ideas when i get a wii. and if you are able to do a book i will certainly buy.

  • October 22, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Great plan. You have my support on this. By the way, what made you decide on this? Is it like all of a sudden you noticed how your health is continuously downgrading?

  • October 22, 2007 at 11:52 am

    Great plan. You have my support on this. By the way, what made you decide on this? Is it like all of a sudden you noticed how your health is continuously downgrading?

  • October 22, 2007 at 6:52 am

    Great plan. You have my support on this. By the way, what made you decide on this? Is it like all of a sudden you noticed how your health is continuously downgrading?

  • November 23, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Glad to see that someone else is (has been) losing weight while working out with the Wii. For anyone who wants to lose weight with the Wii (and track their progress), head on over to MoveYourWii.com .

    MoveYourWii.com

  • November 23, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Glad to see that someone else is (has been) losing weight while working out with the Wii. For anyone who wants to lose weight with the Wii (and track their progress), head on over to MoveYourWii.com .

    MoveYourWii.com

  • November 23, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    Glad to see that someone else is (has been) losing weight while working out with the Wii. For anyone who wants to lose weight with the Wii (and track their progress), head on over to MoveYourWii.com .

    MoveYourWii.com

  • January 24, 2008 at 2:40 pm

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  • April 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Great experiment…by the way,….its time for me to change my own BMI , maybe i am sleeping to often in front of my television …:-) ok, first i want to know more about the results of this WII Experiment.

  • April 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Great experiment…by the way,….its time for me to change my own BMI , maybe i am sleeping to often in front of my television …:-) ok, first i want to know more about the results of this WII Experiment.

  • April 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Great experiment…by the way,….its time for me to change my own BMI , maybe i am sleeping to often in front of my television …:-) ok, first i want to know more about the results of this WII Experiment.

  • April 4, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Great experiment…by the way,….its time for me to change my own BMI , maybe i am sleeping to often in front of my television …:-) ok, first i want to know more about the results of this WII Experiment.

  • cortney21
    August 6, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    thats a great idea.
    here’s some more info on the wii fit for you:
    http://buzz.prevention.com/move-it-and-shake-it-with-wii-fit/

  • cortney21
    August 6, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    thats a great idea.
    here’s some more info on the wii fit for you:
    http://buzz.prevention.com/move-it-and-shake-it-with-wii-fit/

  • cortney21
    August 6, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    thats a great idea.
    here’s some more info on the wii fit for you:
    http://buzz.prevention.com/move-it-and-shake-it-with-wii-fit/

  • cortney21
    August 6, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    thats a great idea.
    here’s some more info on the wii fit for you:
    http://buzz.prevention.com/move-it-and-shake-it-with-wii-fit/

  • August 31, 2008 at 9:10 am

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  • trenton
    November 28, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    NIce job, I too lost a lot of weight i ate at subway about 5 times a week and gave up drinking pop and i also did a body test on wii fit every day. I have lost 57 pounds and dropped from 250 to 193 in a little less then 4 months and that was about a month and a half ago and i am still at about 193

  • trenton
    November 28, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    NIce job, I too lost a lot of weight i ate at subway about 5 times a week and gave up drinking pop and i also did a body test on wii fit every day. I have lost 57 pounds and dropped from 250 to 193 in a little less then 4 months and that was about a month and a half ago and i am still at about 193

  • trenton
    November 28, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    NIce job, I too lost a lot of weight i ate at subway about 5 times a week and gave up drinking pop and i also did a body test on wii fit every day. I have lost 57 pounds and dropped from 250 to 193 in a little less then 4 months and that was about a month and a half ago and i am still at about 193

  • trenton
    November 28, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    NIce job, I too lost a lot of weight i ate at subway about 5 times a week and gave up drinking pop and i also did a body test on wii fit every day. I have lost 57 pounds and dropped from 250 to 193 in a little less then 4 months and that was about a month and a half ago and i am still at about 193

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