I know what you’re probably saying right now. “Yes, right” or “what is this man, some kind of joker”. Well, normally you’d be right with those comments, but there is a video game that can not only be a lot of fun but can also give you a pretty good workout and make you lose weight in the process.
If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager with a “Sony play station 2” then you probably already know what game I’m talking about. If not, the video game in question is called “dance, dance revolution” or DDR for short. This is a game that started in video arcades, but now there is the home version you can buy. Let’s take a look at how this video game can become part of a weight loss and fitness program.
The game itself is played on a mat with four arrows pointing in each direction, two to the sides and one forward and one backward. The corresponding arrows on your TV screen are your target arrows. When the moving arrows coming up from the bottom of your screen overlap the target arrows on the screen, step on the appropriate arrows on the mat. All this is done with your choice of upbeat music.
The nice thing about DDR is that there are skill levels that range from beginner to advanced. When you complete a song or segment, you get a score for it. You can then try again and again to keep improving your scores. The fact that it is competitive in nature makes it a lot of fun, and while playing this game you move your body the same way you do dance aerobics.
As with any aerobic exercise, it goes without saying that if you played DDR for 20 to 30 minutes a day, you would be expending a lot of energy and burning fat. But as if logic alone isn’t enough to confirm that this video game can give you a good workout and burn you fat, there are those using DDR who claim to lose anywhere from 5 to 95 pounds of fat! These claims are all from people who are not being paid to approve DDR, but only from people who are seeing results like this by using it.
Since you probably already have a TV, all you need to do here is a “play station 2” and play with the mat (the mat is the controller). If you already have a “play station 2” you can get the game and the mat for about $ 60.00. If you don’t have ‘play station 2’ you can still get everything you need for less than $ 300.00.
If you like music and dancing, and are bored jogging or cycling on the stationary bike, then DDR is a great way to get exercise every day, and you’ll have a lot of fun once you get the hang of it of it. If you have fun while exercising, not only will you be more likely to stick with it, you will probably look forward to it, and if you don’t believe DDR can give you a challenging workout, just ask to a teenager. how they feel after 20 to 30 minutes.