How to Exercise with a Wii..and Make it Count!

Can You Get a Good Workout Using The Wii Video Game System?

The answer is yes, IF you are willing to get into the games and play fully engaged.

The Wii is now one of the most popular game systems around. And there is a reason for it. It’s fun, interactive, and can truly offer you a life like experience if you let it. I swear if I had the money I would retire and just sit around fishing on my Wii. No bait to buy, bugs, or bad weather just perfect fishing every day in hundreds of locations. But my own pleasure aside the question is can you get a good workout with your Wii?

With games like Wii Fit and Wii sports, and even Wii dancing games you really can get a great workout with your Wii. The biggest hurdle to getting this much debated “real” workout is getting over your own embarrassment. If you stop being shy, get into the games and physically act out what you are doing a real work out is more than possible it’s practically guaranteed.

Since I began playing Wii Fit and Wii Sports religiously I’ve managed to drop 4 pounds and 1 ½ inches from my waist in just two weeks. But to do this, I had to get over my embarrassment of “looking like a fool” and just dive into the games. I play each sport as realistically as I can and I play them several times until I’ve put in at least 30 minutes of real sweating.

People can argue all they like about whether or not the Wii can give you a good workout but after spending my first week in complete pain from all over body muscle fatigue no one will convince me that a good workout is not possible. It all depends on how realistically you are willing to play. If you give each sport and exercise your all you WILL get a damn good workout just playing Wii.

And it truly is a heck of a lot more fun than going to the gym. Speaking of which it’s nearly midnight and I have to check in with my Wii Fit before the day is done. Get a Wii, get active, throw caution to the wind (not your Wiimote), ignore what you look like doing it, sweat your ass off and have a blast!

Warning: ALWAYS keep your wrist strap on and try not to chuck the Wii mote. Your dog, TV, wall and hands will thank you when they're not dented sore or black and blue.