A Nintendo Wii Videogame Helped Me Lose Weight
When I decided a few years back to lose a couple of pounds, I turned to my cousin who said he had dropped 20 pounds in two months and had a great time doing so. He said he had bought a Nintendo Wii and started playing some of the games the system offered.
One Nintendo Wii videogame in particular proved to be the most valuable when it came to my weight loss goals, and it was the same one he had started with when he was trying to lose weight ó the Wii Fit videogame.
Essentially, it comes with a balance board feature that determines a person’s body mass index and Wii Fit age. The goal of the game is basically to get into better shape through about 40 different exercises that help you to burn calories and lose weight but are also fun to do.
When I first heard about the idea of becoming fit from a Nintendo Wii videogame, I was very skeptical. I had always felt that exercise involved going to the gym or running around the block. If you were not doing something grueling and sweating profusely, it didn’t seem like you were really getting the workout you needed.
What I soon discovered, however, was that I was losing weight and getting healthier, and I actually looked forward to playing the game. You have a variety of activities that you can do, which are divided into four categories: strength training, aerobics, yoga, and balance games. It never gets dull, because there are so many activities from which to choose.
Another great feature about this particular Nintendo Wii videogame is that it allows other people to compete with you. We actually set the game up to where my wife and children all play together, get a great work out in and have a ball in the process.
I really couldn’t ask for more, because I am losing weight, getting into better shape, providing a good example for my children and having a great time in the process. I have even found that my children will invite their friends over to play, and they have a lot of fun. To them, it is not exercise; they are just having a good time playing a video game with their friends.
I honestly never thought that a Nintendo Wii videogame would change my life to such a degree as Wii Fit has, but I can honestly say that I am in much better shape than when I first bought it. I’ve lost 30 pounds and have more energy, and can say with complete certainty that it was one of the best purchases I have ever made.