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Can Fitness Games Make You Fit?

Updated on February 15, 2014

The rise of fitness games has shown that they are becoming popular amongst consumers. There are a variety of them so consumers have choices. Fitness games don’t just attract gamers, they also attract people who are looking to get fit. With today’s weight problems all over the world, it can be understood why fitness games have easily gained popularity. There are many fitness games available out there, some give nutritional value in the game, while most of them focus more on the physical activity.

Being fit cannot be contained only in fitness games. Diet, exercise, and rest will all contribute to your overall fitness. If you want to get fit using fitness games, always incorporate correct diet and the right amount of rest with your games. Use your fitness game as a substitute to your workout.

Fitness games can help boost motivation but they should not be the sole reason you are into fitness. The danger of getting too hooked up by a fitness game is that you might exercise excessively without even realizing it. Like any exercise program, engaging yourself in an excessive activity will cause injury. If you are motivated to play a fitness game, make sure you are using it the right way. Ordinary exercise time is about one hour. If you are not really active before, then don’t play more than that.

While you are interested in the game, it will definitely help boost enthusiasm. However, as you play more of the game, your interest towards it will gradually subside. Hopefully, by the time your enthusiasm towards the game fades, you have already gained an enthusiasm towards a better fitness program.

Can fitness games make you fit? It will largely depend on your own personality, enthusiasm, and your approach towards fitness. If you are using fitness games to get fit, then it will help you get fit, as long as you are doing it the right way. If you are using fitness games just to play video games, then it will most likely not give you any fitness benefit.


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    • DabbleYou profile image

      DabbleYou 6 years ago

      Hi Eileen, I'm glad you've found this interesting. These games are designed to make gamers more active and it's really up to them if they want to cheat. But they sure wouldn't reap the benefits of a workout if they are going to cheat.

      Thanks for visiting. :)

    • Eileen Hughes profile image

      Eileen Hughes 6 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Good interesting article. I have seen some children play those wee games and they sure cheat. They have even learned to use them without much exercise at all.

      Shame really as so many children and adults are so obese that its a worry.