Exergames and Health/Fitness/Nutrition Publications
January 15, 2009
The exergame, Nintendo Wii, which came out in 2006, is an interactive video game that requires players to exert physically in order to simulate the actions of that specific sport featured on each game. If performed as expected, the user may generally burn more calories than when playing a traditional sedentary video game.
Does this take the place of playing the actual sport? American Council on Exercise conducted a study at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Exercise and Health Program, on the benefits of playing Nintendo Wii and released the findings in 2008.
They concluded that although there is more of a cardio effect experienced playing this type of exergame than traditional sedentary games, these games generally will not replace playing the actual sport. Some of the sports included were baseball, golf, tennis, bowling and boxing with boxing burning the most calories.
If you enjoy playing video games, an exergame may be a fun way to enjoy a recreational activity and burn a few calories, but remember to get out there and enjoy the real thing as well. Think of these games as an addition to your regular exercise program and recreational sports rather than a replacement for them, and keep in mind that there are many other interactive video games, such as Guitar Hero and Dance Revolution that might be fun as well.
There are three health/fitness/nutrition publications, among dozens of other excellent ones which may be a good addition to your home library.
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– Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide: The No Diet Weight-Loss Solution, by David Sinczenko and Matt Goulding
– The Best Life Diet and The Best Life Diet Daily Journal , by Bob Greene, M.S.
– You on a Diet, by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehemet C. Oz, M.D.
No miracles found here, just sound advice by health/fitness and nutrition experts. Additionally, Nancy Clark, has written numerous books on sports nutrition for just about every sport/activity. Most of these books are available on http://www.amazon.com.
Utilized as health/fitness/nutrition resources, these books may provide valuable information to the consumer by broadening your health/fitness/nutrition knowledge and assisting you in achieving your desired health/fitness/nutrition outcomes.
A closing note about achieving health/fitness/nutrition goals: If it were easy to commit and stay committed to your health/fitness/nutrition goals, everyone would be fit and healthy. Consequently, it is important to know that no one exercise program or product, no one book or piece of equipment, will do it all. A wide variety of many different activities, programs, books and equipment may produce better long term results.
Through the years, my clients who are consistent and committed to their healthy lifestyles are the ones that experience lifelong health, fitness and nutrition success.
Next week, three great compound exercises that will save you time and get results.
” Jackie Wright is the owner/manager of Never Summer Fitness LLC. She can be reached at her e-mail address: NSFGL@comcast.net, on her Web site, http://www.neversummerfitness.com, and her blog at http://www.skyhidailynews.com.
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