I believe the future of exercise will revolve around so called ‘exergaming’, combining exercise with games online. Imagine racing your mate in the US on a virtual 5K cross country running course with you wired up for both heart rate and movement analysis. This sort of thing is possible right now, but let’s have a bit of a look at what a lot of people are using as a substitute for standard exercise. The wii.
I must admit to a raised eyebrow when someone tells me about how much they exercise with the wii. Maybe I am missing something but the few games I played on it don’t really cut it as ‘exercise’ in my book. Here is a pretty in depth look at both the pros and the cons. I really like the last line of this paper because it is one I have heard and agree with. I just think too, that if you are going to do something do it well!