Wii helps pitcher improve game

Heath Bell Plays WiiMajor league pitcher Heath Bell uses the Wii to lose weight, improve balance, and get plenty of cardio exercise:

Playing Wii Fit — hula hoop, soccer, skiing slalom and yoga are his favorite games — was the only addition to his regular off-season workout routine, which includes running and lifting.

Mr. Bell says his on-field performance also has reaped the benefits of the videogame, which requires players to maneuver while on a balance board. “My balance is so much better than it used to be,” he says. “It shows on the mound.”

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