Some people fantasize about being as fit as a Marine. Watch this video as Dr. Oz learns how battle-ready fitness can be accomplished at home with instructor Alex Fell.
I love my Wii. I used the WiiFit for rehabilitation after knee surgery. I needed to get cardiovascular work back into my exercise routine so I created a circuit and my 1 minute cardio was boxing. The WiiFIt is also a great help in the one component that is overlooked in training…balance! There are many activities that show your center of balance. This helps to increase awareness of your posture and identify areas of adjustment. As with any exercise routine, variety is important to avoid overuse injury. If you play the same game for hours a day, you are setting yourself up for just that. An additional bonus is it helps with hand eye coordination like other video games and at the same time, includes physical activity.
New studies have shown that active video games can count as exercise. People are less active and are no longer spending as much of their free time engaged in physical activity. This is related in part to lack of physical activity in leisure time, but is even more likely the result of people spending increasing amounts of time in sedentary behaviors such as watching television and using computers. Active video games can help turn an otherwise sedentary activity into something more physically demanding. It is unlikely these video games will result in peak physical fitness; however, they have the potential for some health benefits (similar to walking).
Before I purchase a fitness book, I like to check it out at the library before purchasing it for my own collection. This way I can really see if it is something that I will use and reuse. If I do like the book, I usually can pick up a copy of it on amazon.com, I have had success in finding competitive pricing through their site.