Since losing weight is number one on FitSugar's New Year's Resolution poll, I wanted to be here for you to tell you that it doesn't have to be all gyms and stinky lockers. Getting in shape can be fun — just turn on your video game console! Check out my guide to getting fit with gadgets in 2009.
I guess it's a rite of passage that you freak out before your wedding — whether it's over the flower arrangements, the cake, or your body. Although you should never stoop to crash dieting (I know Fit would tell you the same), it may actually help you to chill out by playing a video game. Bonus, if those games are interactive and get your blood pumping, you might just lose a few pounds while you're at it and tip the scales in your favor.
We all know what a workout you can get by playing Dance Dance Revolution, right? While having a blast matching your foot movements with the beat, in one hour you could be burning up to 900 calories! Not to mention, it might help you learn a few moves for the reception.
There are a few more great games to get you into shape. Find out what they are when you read more
Although Wii Fit has been the big hitter for exergaming this year, it may have a new companion to help you tackle those unwanted pounds. My Weight Loss Coach for your DS, is like a personal trainer and nutritionist, all packed into your tiny mobile gamer. With personal profiles that allow you to track your fitness goals, record your daily food intake and exercise, it's a sure fire way that you will stay involved in your fitness, since it's way more fun on the DS. Even Tony Key from Ubisoft thinks so:
“The game creates customized coaching sessions based on skill level, and, for the first time on DS, includes a pedometer. My Weight Loss Coach not only allows users to take control of their physical well-being, but it does so in a fun and engaging manner.”
I mean, how many times have you signed up for an online fitness tracker, only to give it up a few weeks in? At least on your DS, you can be anywhere, and at anytime record your data to keep yourself on track. Find out what else comes with My Weight Loss Coach when you read more