Before hitting the gym for a workout, maybe you should check the computer. Have you ever used a video game to work out? Video games have long been regarded as a past time for slackers. Indeed, one can spend may hours playing a first person action game, remaining sedentary and angering their loved ones who wonder if they’ll ever step away from their game console. Well, video games have come a long way in recent years and are actually becoming useful. Some games are even being used as a form of workout. Who says you can’t have a good time while getting exercise? Try these games for your Nintendo Wii and not only have a good time but get a great workout as well.
1.) Dance Dance Revolution- In Dance Dance Revolution, or DDR as it is known, you have access to a series of music videos in which your dancing requires you to step on arrows in sync with the music. The game is a lot of fun and before you know it, you are working up a solid sweat and burning as many calories as you would going for a jog or hitting the treadmill at the gym. This is the original game that spawned an entire subset of dance related video games and it remains the best dancing game on the market
2.) Wii Fit- While exercises isn’t the main point of DDR, the name Wii Fit tells you exactly what the makers of this game had in mind. The Wii Fit allows you to choose between strength training, aerobics, yoga and balance games in order to address any fitness needs you might have.