Monday, March 2, 2009

The Wii Fit and other Wii Games: Who says getting fit can't be fun?

Gone are the days where you have to spend what seems like eternity running on a conveyor belt that takes you absolutely nowhere. If you're like me, and you don't like redundant exercises or hitting the gym where you are under the watchful eye of other people who are 10x more fit than you are and seem to have factory-built muscles, you can always just spring for a Wii and get yourself several exercise-intensive games.

There's the Wii Fit, of course, which, apart from giving you those routine step movements, also allows you to balance yourself on a beam, or hit soccer balls. A Wii Fit Factory Sealed Component will cost around $125.

The Wii Sports provides a lot of fun and exercise as well. Boxing is a total get fit program because it really works out both arms and if you're really into it you'll find yourself moving your legs and head as well, like you were Rocky or something.

If you want to get more creative, however, there are other Wii games guaranteed to make you sweat and flex minus the boredom:

Raving Rabbids
This is undeniably the sneakiest way a game has ever made me exert such physical effort. The games are nothing near "fitness-intensive". You've got burping games, snail races, chess, and rhythm games, but all of these require much shaking and moving that you are sure to sweat a lot... and have tons of fun in the process.

Cooking Mama
This isn't as strenuous as the above but when you're competing with your friend to chop or whisk the fastest, then it can help your arm muscles and give you a sweat as well.

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