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Old 01-05-2008, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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CINCINNATI -- The Nintendo Wii might seem like a great way to get the family together and have some fun.

But one local doctor says it can be downright dangerous, Cincinnati television station WLWT reported

Complaints of muscle soreness and injuries from playing the game are piling up.

Wii Elbow? Popular System Can Bring Pain - Health News Story - KETV Omaha (http://www.ketv.com/health/14978010/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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Oh, goodie-

Just what the sharks need- more unwarranted lawsuits.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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Honestly, if you're so stupid you injure yourself playing a video game system (barring malfunction of the crappy little cords they originally had that didn't hold very well), you're a moron.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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Honestly, if you're so stupid you injure yourself playing a video game system (barring malfunction of the crappy little cords they originally had that didn't hold very well), you're a moron.
Well it is official, I am a moron(not that there was any doubt, I'm just sayin') as I got a very bad cramp in my forearm trying to beat the clock knocking that stupid punching bag down! Instead of suing, I just don't play that game anymore and stick to bowling/golf/tennis.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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The same thing could happen with the other video games, just in a different place.

I like this system alot better because if you play responsibly, you can get a good workout.

Do anything to excess, you can have a problem.

Sometime this year, they are coming out with Wii Fit, an exercise game.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:08 AM
 
Location: makin' bacon
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The same thing could happen with the other video games, just in a different place.

I like this system alot better because if you play responsibly, you can get a good workout.

Do anything to excess, you can have a problem.

Sometime this year, they are coming out with Wii Fit, an exercise game.
This is very true. I am looking forward to the Wii Fit also. Another poster on the daily exercise thread said her sister lost 40 lbs!! and contributes it, at least in part, to playing the Wii.

P.S. playing Wii barefoot is a must!
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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This is very true. I am looking forward to the Wii Fit also. Another poster on the daily exercise thread said her sister lost 40 lbs!! and contributes it, at least in part, to playing the Wii.

P.S. playing Wii barefoot is a must!
My brother plays Dance Dance Revolution and has lost alot of weight doing it as well.

Its nice that we can play games now and not be so sedantary.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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My brother plays Dance Dance Revolution and has lost alot of weight doing it as well.

Its nice that we can play games now and not be so sedantary.
Well your brother has more coordination than I do and good for him!

I plan to spend the afternoon attempting to beat my son at bowling
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Well your brother has more coordination than I do and good for him!

I plan to spend the afternoon attempting to beat my son at bowling
I got my daughter the Dance Dance Revolution for Christmas and her friends and her play until their legs hurt.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:27 PM
 
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I got my daughter the Dance Dance Revolution for Christmas and her friends and her play until their legs hurt.
I need to try that one and force my DH to as well, he could use some help in that area!
My moron status continues, as I have a bad cramp in my arm beating my high score last night
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