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Walk It Out

February 18, 2010

Because there currently exists no technology that allows one to walk while listening to music, the folks at Konami give us “Walk It Out,” the walking simulator game for Wii Fit. The more you walk and the more in-step you are with the music, the more scenic paths you unlock. As you get better (at walking?), your scenery changes, you can walk to more songs, etc.

In my own unique way, I already play this game everyday in real life by, um, walking around. Here we are with yet another way for us to mask exercise. I lump this and spinach brownies together as “Ways We Lie to Kids About Life.” IT’S SPINACH. It’s not supposed to taste like chocolate. Of course it tastes better covered in chocolate. Walking isn’t supposed to be as fun as sitting on the couch watching reruns of “Fresh Prince of Bellaire.” It’s just not. That doesn’t mean we should teach children to walk only if there’s a reward involved. Isn’t the reward good health? No? Bueller?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2010 11:02 am

    All this walking and eating right can’t be healthy! Lets keep kids INSIDE by giving them games to play that they could be doing, um….outside…with an iTouch strapped to their arm.

    The movie Idiocracy is seriously looking like: life imitating art imitating life

    • Esther Steinfeld permalink*
      March 9, 2010 4:32 pm

      We should all get together and play. Oh how fun (read: hilarious) that would be!

  2. February 19, 2010 1:52 am

    This is insanity. It almost seems fake.

    • Esther Steinfeld permalink*
      February 19, 2010 1:28 pm

      You WANT it to be fake, and yet, it’s very real.

  3. February 20, 2010 2:18 pm

    Hmm. What does it say about me that my attendance at the neighborhood YMCA
    has quadrupled since they moved in treadmills with built-in TVs? I plug in my earbuds and an hour flies by while I watch back-to-back episodes of The Office: Better for my heart than doing it on the couch, right? {That’s what SHE said!} Now husband is working on me to consider spinning: THAT looks like real work–but nothing compared to @fayza & her @homance pals’ adventure racing: There’s some unvarnished spinach, fer ya!

    Reading your homage to honesty, I am reminded of Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook of a few years back: http://bit.ly/DecDel. I’m with you: Call a spinach leaf a spinach leaf…!

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