Nintendo has teamed with Panasonic Medical Solution, Hitachi and NEC to create an extra feature to Wii Fit. The add-on allows users to forward personal health data to a professional who will advise a better way to keep in shape and improve your BMI. The service is planned for April of this year in Japan. We figure that if you have Wii Fit and play with it every day, you are already halfway there.
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We have found yet another product to make us aware of how out of shape we are. Salter’s MiBody tells you, by way of a 2-inch LCD display, your weight. It then adds to the damage by letting you know body fat, BMR, BMI, muscle mass, amount of body water, and visceral fat. It can handle up to 440 lbs. of obesity, has auto-off, informs you when the battery is low, and presumes to get you back into shape with USB analysis. The MiBody is available for £59.99 (~$120.00.) At that price, you will have to cut back on those buckets of KFC to afford it.
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Studies show that more kids are becoming obese these days due to more emphasis on video games, TVs, and computers, rather than actually exercising. Big Macs only add to the problem. Leonard Epstein of the State University of New York and team came up with a monitoring device that cuts time in half, resulting in overweight kids being forced to do something else that would burn those calories. After 2 years, the study found that kids who were restricted by 17.5 hours a week ended up with lower BMIs. We think this would be a good idea for some of the adults we know.
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When you go for your annual check-up next year, you may be more embarrassed than usual. Tanita has created a Belly Fat Scanner that will measure your stomach and then a low electric current scans for about 30 seconds to get the fat ratio. The results are then transmitted to a work station by its numbers. The only information used is the sex of the patient, as opposed to the height and weight measurements that are used to determine BMIs. This is definitely not the test to take too soon after the New Year.
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