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Wii Fit: Can it Replace the Gym?


By Pat Barone

If the invention of TV remote controls and video games ushered in the couch potato lifestyle, could a similar device rescue us? Nintendo’s Wii Fit, which debuted in late 2006, has grown in popularity, but is it a brilliant rescue device for the overfed, a novelty that will soon fade in popularity, or a clever motivator that appeals to the addictive and/or competitive personality?

Betting on the fact that Americans love their TVs (the average American spends 19-25 hours per week in front of the screen!), Nintendo fashioned Wii Fit with a little competitive edge to keep your interest with the addictive qualities of a video game.

Depending on the activity you choose (Wii has tennis, baseball, boxing, bowling & golf, and the upgrade Wii Fit features weight lifting, aerobics, yoga, jogging, hula hoop, ski jumping, rhythm boxing and step aerobics), you might be holding a wand-like device about the size of a remote control or wearing wrist bands while standing on a surfboard-like balance board in front of your TV. You simulate the movements and force of whatever activity you are playing and the game console translates it onto an animated picture on your TV screen.

So, does it work?
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Does Walking to Lose Weight Really Work?

Author: Ryan Daniels Lee

Can walking to lose weight really work? If you want to lose weight quickly, the thought of walking to get rid of that extra weight might seem improbable. After all, walking is just walking, right? Isn’t weight loss supposed to be difficult?

The truth is, the effectiveness of walking to lose weight is relative to where you are in terms of your overall health and fitness levels. When your lifestyle is sedentary, consisting of sitting behind your desk at the office and slouching on the couch in front of the TV at home, any form of exercise will cause an improvement in your health and fitness! Continue reading ‘Does Walking to Lose Weight Really Work?’

The easy way to get more active

1. Increase your general activity level. If you seriously want to lose weight, you need to understand that getting enough exercise is as important as changing your eating habits. While it is not necessary to start running marathons, it is very important to raise your general activity level. Be conscious of your activity levels and ensure that you are consciously focusing on becoming a more active person. Not only will it help you lose weight, but it will also help you to keep the weight you lost from coming back.

2. Gradually become more active during the day. Any additional movement you introduce habitually in your life can make a big difference. Maybe you can try putting on some music and start dancing while you clean your house. Park your car a bit further from your destination and walk from there to the office, store or wherever you need to go. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Simple changes such as these can make a massive difference at the end of a month!
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