The Best Games to Help You Take Off the Pounds
There is a large variety of games that you can play to help you achieve your weight loss goals. This article is focusing on the Nintendo Wii because that is what I personally used to help me with my goals. I tried a rather large variety of games to help me meet my goals, and these are some of my favorite ones that I would happily recommend.
Wii Fit Plus Bundle with Balance Board
This is really one of the basics that you’ll need to invest in for your workouts with the Wii. Many of the video games use it, so it is something you should definitely try to get to help you lose weight. This is the priciest thing you’ll need to buy costing around $99 most of the time, although they have been found on sale for $69 in some stores for weekly specials. Shop around if you want.
Just Dance Games
Do you love to dance? If so, these games are perfect for you! The Just Dance games feature popular music that will have you dancing and working out in no time. These are my favorite because I like to sing and dance – just not in public. If you’re a secret singer and dancer, try these in the privacy of your own home, too.
If you want to be a part of the Zumba craze, but don’t want to join a gym to try this workout, then the Zumba Fitness Wii game is the way to go. There is an in-game instructor and tutorial that will teach you how to do Zumba, so don’t worry if you haven’t done it before. There are also different levels of difficulty, which helps you make the workout harder as you get better at it.
EA Sports Active 2
For those that want to feel like a trainer is there with them, EA Sports Active 2 is a great workout. It has also dropped in price by almost half, so it is really an affordable option that offers a big bang for your buck. One of my favorite things in this one is the “30 Day Challenge" which is tailor-made for your level of fitness.
Get Fit with Mel B
This is a very versatile workout game with celebrity Mel B (remember her from Spice Girls?). You can do cardio, dance, step and kickboxing in this game. One of the added bonuses to this game is that it also offers meal plans with 140 recipes to help you stay on track.
Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout
This workout game will have you doing cardio boxing, running, and much more. What I really liked about this game is that it tracks your calories burned and fitness level. Once you’re doing better in the program, it will change the difficulty of the workout. This game can really get your heart pumping!
Kids need to stay in shape or get in shape too. Some of the games to lose weight that were mentioned above may not be right for them, but there are options specially made for children. Nickelodeon Fit is a great option for kids to use.