Wii fit. Dance Dance Revolution. Everywhere you turn around, it seems there is a new way to exercise, while still playing video games. At the park we frequent, they installed maybe 6 or 7 HUGE arcade like "games" where you have to run around and hit buttons and stuff. At my Univeristy, they just ditched the raquet ball rooms that were never being used, and built an "ex-arcade" , full of wii's, DDR, snowboarding games, a race car game that you "pedal" to make the car go forward, etc.
In this day and age I think it's great that we get people moving any way we can,but I find it sad that it's harder and harder to encourage kids to be active with simplicity, like a pick up game of tag or soccer, and instead still have to put them in front of a TV screen.
What are your thoughts on this topic?