Video Game To Beat Childhood Obesity?

Video games encourage kids to be couch potatoes right? This is the commonly held belief for sure, but this is one that claims to do just the opposite.

Walk it Out, a Nintendo Wii game, is created by Konami (of the Dance Dance Revolution or DDR fame) and can be used the same DDR mat or the Wii Balance Board.

Parents may well be skeptical about a video game that claims to beat childhood obesity and makes their children active; in fact it has been seen that video games are not a substitute for real sport; however this one claims to be different: in Walk it Out, for most of the content to unlock you actually have to walk.

The more you walk the more chips you earn. It is an “engaging” and “family friendly for all ages” according to the USA Today website.