Can You Lose Weight With The Wii Fit?

by Lynn on January 4, 2009

Wii Fit I got a new Wii Fit right before Christmas. We’ve had a blast with it as a family. We all plugged in our info and created a Mii. We played right up until midnight on New Years Eve.

Do I think the Wii Fit can be part of an overall plan to lose weight and get healthy? You bet I do.

The Wii Fit has several great features to help map out your weight loss goals, and it can make moving and exercising fun.

We started by mapping out our fitness goals individually. I, of course, would like to lose a few pounds. So I set lose 10 pounds in 2 months as my goal.

The Wii Fit also tells you where you’re at on the BMI chart. You plug in your height and age, then step up on the balance board and it captures your weight. 

If there are several family members using the Wii Fit you can password protect your information to keep it private if you don’t want everyone to see your weight information.

The Wii Fit games are varied, and fun. You can choose from balance games, aerobics, or have a personal trainer help you with yoga, or strength training.

My personal favorites are the step aerobics, the ski jump, and yoga poses.

Back to my original question, can you lose weight with the Wii Fit. My answer is yes, I think the Wii fit can definitely be a part of your overall weight loss tool arsenal.

Use it to chart your progress, and play a couple of the fun games every day you can to help kick up your movement and burn some calories. If I can make exercise fun, I’m more likely to do it.

Do I think the Wii Fit should be your only weight loss tool? Probably not. But you can add it as part of a healthy lifestyle, like healthy eating, and a regular exercise plan.

Do you have a Wii Fit? How effective do you think they are for weight loss?

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