What is Wii Fit?

Category: Exercises


Generic name: Wii

See also: Wii

Wii Fit is a video game developed by Nintendo for the Wii console. It is an exercise game that utilizing the Wii Balance Board which measures a user's weight and center of gravity. The game has roughly 40 different activities, including yoga poses, push ups, and other exercises.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 11 4
exercise 9 3
Balance problems 8 4
Weight loss 4 2
Stiffness 3 2
Elevated blood pressure 1 1

Show all 10 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wii Fit

Side effect Patients
Soreness 1
Tiredness 1


Based on patients currently using Wii Fit

Dosage Patients
20 min daily 1
30 min daily 1
240 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Wii Fit

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
I didn't have enough time 3
See all 7 patients who’ve stopped using Wii Fit


Currently using Wii Fit

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped using Wii Fit

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 5
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 6
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3 patient evaluations for Wii Fit

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Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
30 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar I

See ShyHarmony's full Wii Fit history

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Feb 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:

See joandoe's full Wii Fit history

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Personal enjoyment / entertainment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are thinking of buying one, they are fairly expensive...approximately $350.00 for the Wii, Wii Fit and all the other games. I purchased mine through HSN (Home Shopping Network) with 5 flex payments. I have been looking for one for a couple of years and the price just never went below $300.00 (Walmart, Target, etc.) and that didn't include the Wii Fit part - which was the part I wanted and priced at $99.00. Unfortunately, you have to buy the Ninetendo Wii to use the Wii Fit so when I had the chance to purchase it through HSN, I jumped at it and am really glad I did. It's not difficult to set up; it makes exercise fun and that's why I find it so beneficial. Also, if you have family, it's great fun for everyone.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
FM:9y Dx
I am: vb
I have:

See Smalltowngirl's full Wii Fit history

May 31, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Stiffness)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for exercise)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Soreness)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 min Daily
Side effects: Soreness

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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