An article that was published in one of the leading publishing websites, Devo-Digest.com, talked about the fitness benefits of “Kinect:” “This will give people an ideal avenue to exercise in their home, as people do not put off things that they find entertaining.”
According to Dr. Ahmed Al Garza’ie, consultant and head of obesity surgery and laparoscopy at Saad Specialist Hospital in Alkhobar, “Obesity is escalating nowadays in Saudi Arabia, reaching 30 percent of the population, which will make a lot of overweight people vulnerable to over 30 diseases.”
Other medical reports show that the increased obesity rate is linked to either the lack of free time, extreme heat, or expensive sports machines, which make hands-free gaming devices such as the Kinect the optimal solution. For example, the XBOX Kinect allows a person to exercise in front of his or her television through trusted sports programs designed in collaboration with video games developers and well-known professional sports trainers. They are suitable for everyone, especially females in Saudi Arabia, who are sometimes bound by culture.
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