If you've slacked off on getting fit this Summer, there's still time to whip your bod into shape before Fall. You don't want to miss showing off those shapely legs in the season's hottest knee-high boots, do you? I didn't think so. Check out five games that can get your heart pumping, muscles working, and will help you get your diet under control so you're not only healthy, but happy for the upcoming season.
Mother's Day is just around the corner and while a new mama may just ask for a few minutes to herself or to be given enough time to be pampered with a mani-pedi, there are plenty of tech gadgets and services on the market that will help her even once her special day is over. From time-saving devices to those that free up her hands, take a look at some of my favorite items and start dropping hints now!
I'm in full support of anything that gets you off the couch and moving, so I'm a fan of the Wii Fit. Although many say that exercising with the Balance Board may not compare to a real workout, anything is better than nothing, right?
To find out how many calories you'll burn working out with the Wii Fit, read more
I'm a big fan of keeping hand weights by the TV for impromptu lifting sessions, and for all you Wii Fit devotees, the Riiflex Wiimote weights have a similar appeal. These snap-on weights affix to your Wii Remote and Nunchuck accessories to make workouts (or play) more challenging.
Available as a set of two 2-pound weights ($35) or two 4-pound weights ($40), the brightly colored dumbbells look comfy to hold and let you access the Wii's assorted buttons and triggers. Even if you don't have a Wii Fit, you can snap them on your Wiimote to make any Wii game work a little harder.
Interested? The Riiflex weights are available for pre-order, so grab yours now.
Jillian Michaels is a tough cookie when it comes to training, and I love her hardcore attitude. The Biggest Loser trainer teamed up with Nintendo to create her workout for Wii Fit called Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 ($37), and the final product looks like a fun way to get fit.
She visited ABC News to discuss the game and explained that she "got fat" as a kid playing video games, and hopes the Fitness Ultimatum will be an effective solution for combating childhood obesity. She's targeting kids by making the game fun and interactive, complete with cool graphics, but it's something the whole family can use. Jillian says eventually you can burn 300 to 400 calories an hour doing things like kickboxing, running, and squats.
To see a video of Jillian demonstrating with the Wii Fit, read more
Santa visited recently, leaving fit gifts for good girls and boys. Was a Wii Fit on your list? It is the physical gaming system that combines fun games with fitness so you burn calories without realizing it. The wide variety of games, including yoga, strength training challenges, balance games, and running races, makes it easy for you to beat your most formidable fitness opponent — boredom. So tell me . . .
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.
Wii Knee to Be the New Hot Video Game Injury It's not going to be all eggnog and booze-related damage done this Christmas, if you plan on playing the Wii with your family over the holidays. Doctors have coined a new term for Wii-related injuries, "Wii Knee." The doctors say these Wii-caused aches and pains occur because certain Wii games encourage people to mimic playing sports.
There's nothing that Capucine does that is not mind-bendingly adorable. Here, the French video phenom tackles the Wii Fit, and even though she doesn't do too well (which she acknowledges), I am still jealous over the fact that my video game exercising never looked this cute.
For as long as I can remember, I've always given my dad socks, underwear, books, and golf balls for Christmas. Every now and then I'll find one spectacular gift, but most of the time it's the same old stuff.
This year, surprise your pop with a sweet stash of goodies that are sure to make him sit back and revel in your creativity and generosity.