The Wii – Learning Tool / Real Exercise

After posting on Sunday about “embodied cognition” which talks about learning better while being active, I found it interesting to play a Wii that my kids had borrowed that night.  Initially, it simply made me think about what a great medium this could be to teach people especially people that learn through experience.

Then, I played the Wii boxing and actually broke a sweat.  I hadn’t believed friends of mine that told me this was true [and I certainly wasn’t going crazy playing the game].  I do think it is a very interesting technology, but this isn’t an advertisement for the product.  From a healthcare perspective, it seems like the technology could be exploited to get less active people to exercise and teach people.

Our beliefs about health are embodied in the way we live.  We need to leverage different media to drive that message home to all generations.

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