The Best Way to Lose Weight With Wii Fit

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The Nintendo Wii Fit is an easy way to be active and stay fit without leaving home. (Image: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

By combining the fun of a video game with the health benefits of exercise, it's easy to see how the Nintendo Wii Fit is attractive for people who want to get healthy. The game acts as a personal trainer and includes a slew of additional features which offer encouragement and tracks progress. With all the exercise options included, the best way to lose weight with Wii Fit is simply to use it, according to Bonnie Ruberg of Forbes.

Set Goals and Track Progress

Step 1

The Nintendo Wii Fit is like a computerized personal trainer. Before beginning your weight loss journey, you must undergo a body test to determine your “Wii Fit Age." This includes a balance test, a measurement of your body mass index, or BMI, and a body control test. These results determine your Wii Fit Age, which is simply a way of calculating your current fitness or performance level. From there you are able to track your progress and set future goals. These two features are powerful tools in weight loss. With reminders of future goals and current improvement, you will be encouraged to continue working.

Step 2

The Wii Fit includes an ample list of exercise options within four categories including yoga, balance games, strength training and aerobics. Continuing with the personal trainer theme, the Wii Fit allows you to view a 3D demonstration of each exercise within the yoga and strength training categories. This will not only help prevent injuries but ensure you are working out the proper muscles for maximum results. You will also receive feedback at the end of each exercise and tips on how to improve. This kind of feedback at a gym can be costly and even embarrassing. Because the Wii Fit is performed at home, you will receive all the proper training without risk of humiliation. Especially for exercise beginners, this could be the difference between persevering and giving up.

Step 3

In order to lose weight, you must burn more calories than you take it. The Wii Fit allows you to set a daily goal of calories burned through exercise. At the end of each workout, the game will tell you how many calories each activity burned, making it simple to keep track of the amount of exercise needed. In addition, Wii Fit relates your calories burned to specific foods. For example, if you burned 144 calories in an exercise, the game also equals that to one cup of orange juice, an ounce of fudge or a fruit-filled cereal bar.

Step 4

As with any other exercise, you cannot lose weight if you do not do the work. The Nintendo Wii Fit provides players with a variety of tools to help them in their fitness endeavors. The best way to lose weight with this game is to utilize every tool in its arsenal. Each one was added because it aids in achieving health and fitness goals, so by taking advantage of all the Wii Fit has to offer, you will be pushing and encouraging yourself towards successful weight loss.

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