If WiiFit is Good Enough for the Navy…

If WiiFit is Good Enough for the Navy…

Taryn Williford
May 27, 2010

In case you're living under a rock, the Nintendo Wii has revolutionized the life of a gamer with a get-up-off-the-couch style of game controls. And, to no surprise, the WiiFit game and balance board is helping plenty of people get fit and trim—including US Navy recruits! Under the jump, we'll tell you the Navy's future get-fit plan and how you can do it at home.

Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Adam Robinson told the Navy Times he is noticing that today's recruits enter the Navy in worse physical shape than the generations before them—and he suspects that the culture of video games is partially to blame.

As a result, he's predicting that the Navy will soon implement the use of full-body interactive games like WiiFit and the now practically M.I.A. game Dance Dance Revolution. He's confident the use of these games in combination with traditional physical training is enough to get new recruits ready for the physical challenge of military service.

So what can we learn? If you're not lucky enough to have an at-home gym, buying and—here's the tough part—using the WiiFit game and balance board is a great start to a living room fitness plan. When you supplement your WiiFit workouts with a walk or jog around the block or some Suzanne Somers fitness DVDs (hide them when company comes over, trust us), you'll be on track to have a super fit summer.

Just remember to use WiiFit safely, or you'll risk Wiiitis.

Via DVice

(Navy costume image: Samantha-marie.com.)

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