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Worldwide Medical Insurance News: Video games 'assist in exercise'

Expatriate health insurance policyholders planning to begin a workout regime may benefit from exercise video games, according to one expert.

David Stalker, chief executive of the Fitness Industry Association, declared that these products are "likely to expand", which he called a positive trend.

He stated that Wii Fit has increased the number of people interested in working out, with entertainment such as this often "the first step".

Individuals planning to exercise start with devices such as this and move on to other ways to build their fitness, Mr Stalker added.

Gyms must keep up with this technology and "move their marketing offer" accordingly, the expert continued.

"I want to see more people active", he said, noting that Zumba Fitness, which has topped the all-format video game charts in the UK for six consecutive weeks, has also taken the fitness world "by storm".

Men and women buy the video and game and use it at home, but also have the opportunity to utilise it in communal spaces such as the village hall, Mr Stalker explained.

He pointed out that it is important people ensure they are capable of performing the routines demanded of them and follow the instructions carefully.

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