Although Snowshoe, Winterplace, and Canaan Valley (to name a few) are just getting cranked for the winter ski rush
, it seems like the locals are the last ones hitting the slopes and burnin' through the calories
, but there's just no escaping the workouts if you attend a West Virginia public school. Following the first round
of Dance Dance Revolution implementations in the school systems, the state has now announced intentions to stick with the program for awhile longer. Apparently, children who participated in the trials were able to maintain their weight and "saw a reduction in some risk factors for heart disease and diabetes," and now plans are to put DDR
in every single public school statewide. Furthermore, children who hopped on the mats for a frenzied round or two ended up feeling "more comfortable" participating in other extracurricular activities, somewhat proving that video games don't breed killers. Nah, there's no word on whether the principal / teachers will be fiercely competing with the kiddos, but we're not holding our collective breath.