As we all know nearly every child in the UK has a games console, we as adults can also benefit from this. On the 25th April 2008 Wii by Sony launched the Wii Fit. After waiting nearly a year I finally bought one, every time I went to buy it, it was always sold out.
Doing exercise shouldn’t be a chore, it should be varied and exciting, I have a holiday coming up and find that it motivates me to get in shape. The Wii Fit board is excellent it is so much fun that the whole family fights over it.
When you first use it, it measures your BMI (body mass index) and tells you if you are overweight, then you can do fitness tests to find your fitness age (the youngest you can be is 20). You can also see how much you weigh and work towards a sensible goal to lose some weight. It becomes very addictive to see if you have lost any weight.
When I exercise at home I enjoy doing aerobics, skipping and hula hoop, on Wii Fit you can do step aerobics and hula hoop. When you do the step aerobics its actually quite fun because instead of stepping on and off you follow steps to a routine so you don’t realise your actually exercising.
You can even jog, you put the Wii controller in your pocket or you hold it in your hand and jog on the spot, i find it better to jog around the room as standing in one place makes the exercise never ending. You can do nearly everything on the Wii Fit board, you can do balance games to help improve co-ordination, Yoga to help with posture and wellbeing and even muscle workouts to help tone abdominal muscles, arms legs and bum.
If you want or need to get in shape I highly recommend the Wii Fit, ever since I have bought one everyone I know wants a go, we all get very competitive but its so much fun.