Washington, June 16 : It was meant to help Britons get back in shape in the comfort of their own houses, but as it turns out, a workout on Nintendo Wii Fit video game is causing million pounds worth of damages to people's living rooms.
According to a new survey, women working out on the Nintendo Wii Fit video game have helped cause 20 million pounds of damage to their living rooms.
Flower pots, television sets and even pets have been sent flying by the high kicks and hula hoop motions of increasingly vigorous home exercise routines, the study found.
Nearly a fifth of women polled admitted having accidents after getting carried away in the living room - bumping into furniture, banging their head or pulling a muscle, the research carried out for women-only insurer Sheila's Wheels found.
As many as 86 per cent of the 1,000 women polled earlier this month said they already owned a Wii Fit or were planning to get one soon.
But the study also found that the average living room now contains just 21sq ft of free space - meaning that furniture and fittings will remain in the firing line.
Women polled admitted they had caused an average of 6.55 pounds worth of damage to their homes in the last year with over-enthusiastic workouts.