Who says Wii Fit is a Fad? San Diego Padres reliever Heath Bell might want to have a word with you.

Bell, in line to replace legendary closer Trevor Hoffman, says that Nintendo's balance-board-sporting health game helped him lose 25 pounds.

When the 6-foot-6, 270 pound Bell stepped on the Balance Board the first time, the game told him he was obese. Something that apparently shocked Bell into losing some weight.

"It said I was obese," Bell said. "If you're obese, it makes (your character on screen) obese. I was disappointed that I was that big. I literally took the game to heart. I did the work but I kind of credit the Wii Fit."


Padres reliever Heath Bell credits Wii Fit for helping him lose weight [The Canadian Press, thanks for all of the tips]