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The Ultimate Fun Way to Get Fit

The Ultimate Fun Way to Get Fit

Here's the latest no-way-you-could-possibly-get-bored-while-you-whittle-that-waist workout: dance-based video games.

And one study confirmed their usefulness. When a group of sedentary, couch-lounging women were put on a computerized dance-video workout program, they were transformed into active, get-up-and-go devotees.

The fitness game
Sedentary postmenopausal women who spent 3 weeks exercising to computerized programs that combined dance-based aerobics with interactive video-game elements became quick and active fans, noting the fun, convenience, and mental and physical challenges the games provided. And in the end, the women's coordination improved.

Exercise made easy
If you're in the low-tech camp or you don't have the cash for electronic gadgets and games, no problem. Try popping a dance-based exercise video into your DVD player instead. And give these other inexpensive addict-me-to-exercise tricks a try, too:

Medically reviewed in December 2019.

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