What is Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports?

Category: Exercises

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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
Balance problems 6 1
General health 4 1
Improve mobility 3 2
Ataxia (lack of coordination) 1 1
Improve flexibility/strength 1 1
Muscle weakness 1 0

Show all 8 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 0
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports

Side effect Patients
Weakness in arm(s) 2

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 1
60 min daily 1
30other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
I didn't have enough time 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped doing Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports

Duration

Currently doing Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped doing Wii-Fit/Wii-Sports

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

Nov 10, 2009 (Started Jun 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weakness in arm(s))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: As a gym hater - this is the next best thing! I'm just not very good at commiting myself to a regimne!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weakness in arm(s)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2008 (Started Jul 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weakness in arm(s))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This is an ideal exercise device as it can be undertaken indoors and at your home. As it's a game, it has motivational exercises which are great fun.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weakness in arm(s)

  • 0 helpful marks
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