Is the Wii Fit accurate?

I'm overweight and need to lose 40 lbs. I weigh 175 and am 5'8''. Do you think it's accurate? And do you feel it's okay to have "games" set standards for us?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • If you have carpet, make sure you put the extenders on the bottom of the board or you will get an inaccurate reading.

    Also, BMI is a very flawed method of determining health, because it makes no allowance for muscle mass. The only true test of body fat is a water test or a professional using calipers.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:24 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • I am 5'7" and 140 it says I'm normal. Maybe something off on yours?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • I would say to take any weight advice with a grain of salt. Really it's more important to have a low BMI than weight since muscle weighs more than fat.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • I'm 5'10" and I'm thin, but not super thin, it may be accurate. Google proper height to weight ratio.
    feesharose

    Answer by feesharose at 12:19 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • i would say look up accredited sources for that info but yeah that is too high.... sorry! you had to know it was a lil high...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:43 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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  • my brother is over 6 ft. tall and he is about 198 pounds. he is DEFINATLY NOT FAT. he does sports, so he's in shape and has alot of muscle. but the wii fit said he's over weight which is weird. the only thing that sucks about the wii fit is it tells you your fat if you have a lot of muscle... so i wouldnt read to much into it
    kiliki_malie

    Answer by kiliki_malie at 4:36 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

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