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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wii Fit

Wii Fit is a hot video game which combines fun and fitness together. This video game is able to track your weight, body mass index (BMI). Everyone is talking about it. This innovative design has drawn many attentions from the public about this video game. With the Wii balance board, this video game takes the whole concept of games as exercise to a new level. This little device can tell you how well you're doing with its various exercise activities. This concept provides an alternative for those who are bored with the traditional gym workout.

This Wii balance board is equipped with internal sensors for detecting changes in weight and pressure of your body. To get this board up and running you need 4AA batteries. Similar to the Wii Remote, the balance board is easy to use once you get into the game. The exercises included are mainly focusing on improving muscle tone and balance.

Exercises included in this video game are yoga, muscle, aerobic, and balance. The yoga and muscle categories are created in a way very similar to traditional exercise style. Yoga poses range from the basic to quite difficult level. You do the exercises with the instructions from the virtual trainers. The aerobic and balance activities are quite interesting. You have 18 games to choose from. The aerobic games include jogging, step dancing, hula hoops, boxing, and more. The balance activities include ski jump, ski slalom, snowboarding, and more. That’s why Wii Fit is fun to play with.

One of its limitations is that you cannot tailor make your own exercises program to fit your needs. Also, if you are over 330lbs, this game won’t help because you have over its maximum weight limitation. Thus, Wii Fit is not a solution for all those who want to be getting fit.

Overall, Wii Fit has provided an innovative way to motivate you to do exercise in an enjoyable way. It serves as a good entry level for those who want to start doing exercises, but if you are really serious in keeping fit, then you better follow the traditional approach. From the video game perspective, Wii Fit does break through the video game barriers in an innovative way. So start doing your exercise today!

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