Kids Get 40% More Calorie Burning Playing Wii Than 360, PS3

As a follow up to our post before about a lady complaining that her kids were playing sports on the Wii instead of out engaging in the real thing, here's a study from a Liverpool university that says kids burn 40% more calories from playing Wii than other consoles.

Among the findings, energy expenditures were at 156% of resting when playing Wii as opposed to 60% with regular controllers, and a total potential of 1,830 calories burned a week. Multiplied that out to a year, kids can "shift" 27lb in a year. Does shift mean lose? Because that sounds pretty high to us.

Wii - Kids Burn 40% More Calories Says Research [Spong]

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