Fitness Made Fun – Exercise at Home
Nintendo Wii is a revolution in the gaming industry. Recognised by the National Health Service in the UK, the American Heart Association and the International Sports Sciences Association, to name but a few, it is an acknowledged way to improve your health, lose weight and keep fit.
For those who aren’t familiar with Nintendo Wii, it's simply a video game console with a new and innovative advance: motion detecting interface. This means that the games have the capability of detecting and tacking your moves…so most of the games developed for Nintendo Wii demand some kind of physical exercise. That's the fun of it.
This new technological advance opened the door for a new kind of games which are exclusively made for exercising. They can be grouped in 3 different categories: Fitness games – which are workout programs design by fitness professionals; Dance games – which are much like dance lessons developed with assistance of professional choreographers; and Sports games where players emulate real sports movements.
There is yet another technological advance introduced for Nintendo Wii which is changing the gaming world and opening new possibilities in exercising and healthy living: the Wii Balance Board. There’s no doubt of the importance of balance for a healthy life, but hardly anybody spends any time practicing and developing this ability. This new Wii accessory is helping people of all ages achieve this.
Small, discrete unlike other home exercise equipment, Wii is easy to store and easy to operate, even for the non computer literate! Its popularity is shared not only by young, hardened gamers, but even by the elderly who are increasingly using it to stay fit and healthy.
If you’ve ever considered joining a gym to lose some excess weight, or simply in an effort to get fit, but are intimidated by the atmosphere, then Wii might just be what you are looking for. It can be used in your own home, allowing you to feel more confident and set a pace to your exercise programme that suits you. Wii can be used alone, but you’ll soon find the whole family joining in – from toddlers to great-grandparents.