Wii Fit Plus: The Next Evolution in Fitness Games

Nintendo’s instantly-popular Wii was first introduced in 2005. Just a few short years later the Wii Fit came along forever changing the way people viewed “home exercise programs.” Now, we have the Wii Fit Plus a “new and improved” version of the same fitness game that has been helping people lose wight, have fun and get moving for years.

While it might not be selling out in stores as fast as the first version did, the Wii Fit Plus is still a hot item with sales that are in the millions.

What’s so hot about the Wii Fit Plus?

So, why are people so worked up about the Wii Fit? It’s simply a gaming device, isn’t it? Not so much. Sure, the Plus is a gaming device, but many folks love the undeniable fact that you really can use these games to get fit and have fun.

Families love the Wii Fit Plus, too. And, parents say it’s a terrific way to get everyone — tots, kids and teens — moving and playing together.

Can the Wii Fit Plus really help me lose weight?

Any sort of regular, physical activity can help you lose weight, especially when combined with a good diet. Losing weight is really just about burning more calories than you eat. If you’re eating a sensible, well-balanced diet, then the answer is “Yes,” the Wii Fit Plus can probably help you shed a few pounds.

Try these 4 simple ideas to kick start your weight loss program with the Wii:

1. Body Test. Ok, technically this isn’t going to help you to lose weight, but you need to know where you’re starting from if you hope to get where you’re going. Get weighed, figure out your BMI, and take a few measurements. The Wii Fit Pluss can keep an eye on this info for you and you will be able to trace your progress along the path.

2. Aerobics. Start with some cardio. Use the Wii Fit Plus exercising games — like step aerobics and super hoola — to get your pulse rate up and work up a sweat.

3. Variety. If you’re trying to get fit, but think that exercise “isn’t your thing,” then it’s easy to get bored. With the Wii Fit Plus, there is no need to do the same exercises over and over. The Wii Fit has a massive assortment of fitness games. Try something new every day of the week. You have no excuse for losing interest in your new fitness program.

4. Frequency. Like with just about any exercise program, if you want to use the Wii Fit Plus to lose weight then consistency is essential. Set a schedule, mark the calendar and be disciplined. Thankfully, with the Wii you don’t have to worry about boredom (see #3) or finding time to drive to the gym.

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