Weight loss and fitness are ever evolving arts. More and more different varieties of fitness are being created each and every day, ranging from the mundane to the incredible. But one thing that all of these fitness models have in common is that they help you to burn calories and work towards sculpting your body into the body of your dreams.
One of the newest and most innovative ways to lose those pesky pounds and get the body of your dreams is through video games. Once thought to be the paramount of the lazy person, video games now offer a wide array of motion controls and games to help you get up and move.
There are motion controlled party games that are just for fun, and are great to get a family up and moving. Dance games are also a fantastic way to sweat out some calories without feeling like you are working out. There are dance games that require following a rhythm on a pad device, and there are even dance games that have you learn and mimic entire dance routines.
While these games have the added bonus of being a cardio workout, there are entire games that are devoted solely to working out and losing weight. These games are the most likely to use peripheral devices to help you get the most out of every minute that you spend playing the game.
Wii Fit is one of the most popular fitness games, and it uses a balance board to help you lose weight. This board allows for players to stand on it, not only to work on things like posture, but to help you to have the correct form when doing the various workout routines included with the game.
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is a fitness game that was released for the Xbox 360. This game makes use of the Kinect peripheral, which is a camera. This camera tracks your movements in the game and makes it for a much more realistic workout experience. With the use of the Kinect, players are able to see exactly how they should be moving while working out which can help prevent injury.
While at home fitness regimens can be simpler and more inexpensive than traditional gyms and weight loss programs, they still should not be taken lightly. It is important to remember that if you are overweight or have medical problems that it is always important to speak to your doctor before you start any new exercise routine.
Video games are more than just a way to kill time now. If you are looking to save money by giving up your gym membership or to find a new and innovative way to work out, then you may not need to look any further than your own living room. Video game workouts not only give your body the workout that it needs to burn calories and get in shape, but the achievement systems on the games also helps to keep you motivated with a sense of accomplishment.