AHA grants heart approval of Nintendo Wii

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The endorsement comes amid growing concern about /*obesity*/ among kids who spend too much time with television and video games.

The /*American Heart Association*/ says it is giving the /*Wii*/ its approval because it will encourage sedentary Americans to take the first step toward fitness.

The Wii comes with a controller that encourages people to physically move as they play.

"We can keep beating the drum on traditional exercise and make small changes to the obesity epidemic, or we can try something that is really provocative and new," said AHA President Clyde Yancy.

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