April 28, 2009 18:41 ET

MIO Watch-Featured on CBC National as a Part of a New School Fitness Program for Troubled Teens

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) -

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MIO, the world's first strapless ECG accurate heart rate monitor watch is proud to be featured on last Wednesday's CBC National News with Peter Mansbridge. Allison Cameron, a teacher at Saskatoon Collegiate high school, implemented a revolutionary new fitness program aimed at helping troubled teens.

The program uses fitness to improve the concentration levels, academic standings and overall mental awareness of the students. Allison placed treadmills directly into her math classroom. The first portion of the math class was dedicated to aerobic exercise where the students increased their heart rate to 60-75% of maximum heart rate for a minimum of 20 minutes. The students use the treadmills, stationary bikes or elliptical trainers to get their heart rate up and then monitor it with their MIO Classic Watches. MIO watches are customizable to each individual, providing ECG accurate heart rate readings. The MIO Classic Watches also allow the students to observe the amount of calories they burned during their exercise giving the students a sense of achievement.

The results were astonishing. The students ability to focus and concentrate improved significantly, with most students' marks increasing by a whole letter grade. Students overcame learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. Some students even stopped needing to take Ritalin for attention deficit disorder. As one student states he is, "ready to turn his life around and start thinking about his future."

MIO is honored to have a part in this forward thinking new program and is helping to keep it going by providing new watches for the class - the MIO Drive and the MIO Motiva Petite. We look forward to helping other schools set up similar programs that teach children and teens the importance of integrating physical activity into their daily routine.

About Physi-Cal Enterprises, makers of MIO Watches

Physi-Cal Enterprises is a pioneer in health and fitness innovation. The company was the founder of the strapless ECG accurate heart rate monitor and calorie counter. The company has a dozen watches models on the market and now are launching a line of pedometers and timers.

MIO products are available at retailers nationwide or online at www.miowatch.com.

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