Fitness with Wii Fit. Anyone tried this gaming system?

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popsie
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   Posted 8/11/2008 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Fitness with Wii Fit.  Anyone tried this gaming system?   I have read a post from a lady with MS who says it is good for cognition (memory & multi tasking) and fosters & enhances movement, flexibility, fitness even if you’re a couch potato?!  You can actually play it and never leave the couch, though there is also a balance board you can stand on.  The main thing is you can do it at whatever level you are capable of.   I think they have golf, boxing, bowling, tennis and skiing. The latter appeals to me most as it used to be my favourite sport and I think it will be nice smooth movements, nothing jerky.  This also ties in with some research that I have read where two groups of patients who had heart surgery were given different post op regimes to follow.  One group had exercises and the others merely sat in a chair and thought about doing the exercises.  At the end of the period (6 weeks I think) both groups were tested and the ones who did the exercises with their mind were the fittest!

blastmom
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   Posted 8/11/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
This system has been great for me.  I play all games from my wheelchair.  Tennis, bowling, golf, and baseball give me upper body movement.  There is also a fitness program which will calculate an age equivalent.  My son bought me additional games for memory support like checkers, ches, connect 4, suduko puzzles and putting regular puzzles together.  You can compete with family or friends.  :-)  
                                 
My brother connected my Wii to the internet so I can play other people with Wii.  I can even use it to send emails.
 
 
 
Hope this helps.

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/11/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
have tried it ...very cool
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popsie
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   Posted 8/11/2008 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the encouraging and helpful info. I am going to give it a go.

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/12/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
my hips are still sore from unlocking super hula hoop!!!!!!!!
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20yearsandcounting
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   Posted 8/12/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
turn  Hey Wii is fun.  I have done it once--at Christmastime.  I was playing tennis.  Now that is a big joke.  "Trying to play tennis" would be the correct line.  We just got a 42 inch flat screen and I would love to have one.  I could never do the hoola hoop but, do they actually have that?  Maybe in my old age I have hidden talents?  I'm glad it is working for you all.    Any movement is better than none and my movement is Lazy!

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   Posted 8/12/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
it doesn't use a real hula hoop, it just uses the pressure on the pad.


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