Latest Wii Fit Stories

2008-05-18 15:54:40

Parents may at long last have reason to be happy their kids are playing video games. Nintendo Co Ltd's latest game, called Wii Fit, aims to get players off the couch and on their way to fitness and good health.  Inspired by Sumo wrestlers so large they need two scales to weigh themselves, Wii Fit's balance board works like two scales fused together, making the game instantly more fun. The game encompasses a wide range of activities, from yoga to snowboarding, guiding players...

2008-01-24 09:55:00

Canadian students have given each other a Wii workout. This is to see if the top-selling videogame console can get couch potatoes to work up a sweat. According to Reuters, twenty-eight students at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, put the Nintendo Co console up against more traditional forms of exercise to see if playing games could actually be considered a workout. "I was playing Wii boxing with a friend and noticed how exerting it was,"  Justin White, a fourth-year...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.