If you haven’t heard about Nintendo’s Wii in the past couple years…where have you been? On a more serious note, an excerpt from humankintetics .com emphasizes the use of technology to engage individuals to change exercise behavior in the article “Using technology to promote physical activity.” The games Wii Sport, Wii Fit, and even Dance Dance Revolution all increase energy expenditure and may produce positive health benefits. These are all very interactive games that can help you train in different ways including aerobic, strength, and balance. There are many benefits of using The Wii and these include:
- No skills or training is required
- Ability to play alone or with others
- Alternative to bad weather
- Majority of games are not age specific
For more on Wii games that you may be interested, click here.