The reviews for the Wii Fit over the last year have been positive. Everyone seems to agree that it is great fun. Is there more to it than that? Does it live up to its claims? Is it actually beneficial as an exercise tool? In this article we will take a look at some of the Wii Fit advantages and get some answers to your questions about its usefulness.
The majority of people lead sedentary lives. Most of us work sitting down at a desk, not at hard manual labor. Even children, who used to be seen outside everyday after school, remain inside playing games or listening to music. In short, people do not get enough exercise. This game is a great tool to use to get the family up and moving together. It is actually fun to watch others using the game. There are 40 different activities and three different levels to use. Each person’s fitness statistics can be locked so nobody else can see your weight or other information.
Most gym membership cost into the thousands of dollars per year, depending on your locale. The Wii Fit’s purchase price is under $200 USD for the balance board and the game CD. They can also be purchased separately.
If you do buy a gym membership, you still need time to go to the facility and use it. It is very easy to put going to the gym at the bottom of your to-do list and only finding time to go workout sporadically. You can workout with the Fit right in your own living room and doing a routine will take you less than an hour.
Each time you step onto the Wii balance board it will take your body mass index (BMI) and your weight before you begin. This is very convenient for tracking your progress. No more remembering to do it by hand, losing the records or messing with the scale balance mechanism to try and get the lowest possible reading. The games are chosen according to how many pounds each individual wants to lose or gain.
Everyone who uses the game creates his or her own Mii character who does the exercises in the game, which is controlled by the individual on the balance board. What you do on the balance board, the Mii does in the game. It has easy-to-follow instructions and the routine is selected based on the number of pounds you want to gain or lose, as well as your fitness level. It is never too hard or too easy. Beginners especially enjoy using Wii Fit.
If you do not already own the Wii console, you must purchase it before you can use the game. Once you have the console set up, just put the game CD in, plug in the balance board and begin playing the games (exercise routines).
While the Wii Fit advantages are plentiful for someone who is just getting into a fitness habit, it will not take the place of a gym or other strenuous exercise routine for those already in good shape. But, even for those people, it is still a lot of fun to play with and definitely worth the investment.
Arthur Rofield is a great fan of Wii Fit ever since they were release. His particular interest lie in how Nintendo Wii Console is used as a modern day medium to bring distant family and relationships together.