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Our family's new healthy habit
on 5 February 2011
We bought our Wii Fit plus in October 2010 and I thought I would wait a while before reviewing it to see if it would stand the test of time or whether it would end up in it's box after an initial burst of enthusiasm like so many games.
I am very pleased to say that not only is it now a firm favourite but all the family has become gradually fitter and for some of us (that needed to!!) about half a stone lighter and that is just by doing about half an hour, three or four days a week, on the fun games. I can imagine that if you really work at the aerobic stuff and do a more stenuous work out on a regular basis you could loose some serious weight.
By weighing in every day you keep an eye on those sneaky pounds piling on but the Wii Fit is about much more than that. Your balance and posture will improve as will your co-ordination and you can learn about yoga and muscle toning exercise in your own time and at your own pace. We really see Wii Fit as a series of fun games and we all have our favourites, I am getting rather good at bird flying, husband is pretty much unbeatable at the juggling and the teenager regularly comes in and has a go at the golf and kung fu. As I said earlier, the potential to seriously get yourself in shape with the Wii Fit is enormous - for example the running and boxing options really work up a sweat - team this with your own muscle workout and you will do yourself every bit as much good as you would by going down to the gym.
And it really is for the whole family, our children are teens but I can imagine the little ones having a lot of fun both by participating and watching your efforts and at the other end of the scale it has proved an absolute revelation for Grandpa (74) who loved it so much that he ended up buying one of his own.
If you decide to buy you will not regret it. Take your time to build up a routine that suits your needs and makes you smile and you won't go far wrong. Top tip - if you like Step routines then order a step raiser for the balance board to add a bit more intensity to your work out. Would also recommend a balance board cover (stops you slipping in bare feet).