Are You Getting Fit the Wii Way?
It’s not difficult to believe that the American Council on Exercise (ACE) has named technology-based fitness as one of it’s top trends for 2009. And that ACE has commissioned several studies over the past three years to evaluate the benefits of using video games for an exercise program. I posted an article about my Wii Fit experience awhile back, and it appears that this trend towards TV Wii fitness just might be here to stay! Is it really effective? Read more about how to Get fit, the Wii way, and see the controversy over the effectiveness of using things like the Wii as an option for fun and fitness. If you are doing ANYTHING, it’s better than nothing! Definitely your results are going to vary based on your conditioning level. I’m sure that there are lots of folks out there like Sherry Bridson in this Wii Fit article who have seen amazing results getting fit with her home video exercise program. But I have to wonder…is it the actual Wii Fit program, or her dedication and consistency to spend 90 minutes a day playing interactive health related video games? What would her results have been if she’s walked, jogged, lifted weights, done Pilates, rode a bike, or any other combination of fitness programs for a consistent 90 minutes a day??? Find things you enjoy doing for health and exercise and DO THEM REGULARLY! Whether it’s Wii or enjoying the wonders of the great outdoors!