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My girl friend and I used Your Shape (Xbox360 with Kinect) and in her case the calories indicated by the game were actually too low compared to what her Polar was indicating. Now by no means is this scientific or calibrated, but at least it means they're a nice estimate. I'd say there's three things that are important: Does the game make you keep coming ...


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YES! but with a caveat: as with any other diet or workout plan, you have to stick to it. My sister-in-law everyday would workout using the Wii Fit. This included walking/running around the house for a half hour each day, doing yoga stretches, etc. Combined with a diet, she lost close to 26lbs in the course of a year. She still, to this day, wakes up ...


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When I was six or seven, I played outside, running and climbing trees and fences until I "needed" to go home because it was getting dark or my parentally-imposed time-limit for fun had arrived. As long as you're child isn't getting drenched in his clothing - he should be ok. If you're worried about him being exposed to an extreme amount of exercise, note ...


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(I quizzed my resident Zumba expert, who has much experience with the class and has also played the game) The class depends heavily on the instructor - if you have a low-key instructor, it'll be a low key class. However, the game's instructor is probably at the low end of the impact scale. Each of the moves in a real Zumba class has different ...


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More than likely the game has scores (values) for how intense the different moves are, and it knows how long you are doing them. If not, it is simply based on how long you are exercising. That score and time is used as part of the calculation. Your age (birthdate), height, and weight are all factors. For example, the taller you are, the more energy you ...


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I'm not familiar with Fit in Six, but based on what I've read about Wii Fit, there is a risk of injury, both overuse and accident based. With the balance board it re-calibrates before every activity, which means if you were shifting around during the intermission, it has suddenly mis-calibrated your weight distribution. An adult might have the discipline to ...


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I think Zumba 2 has a lot of variety and compared to Zumba 1 it actually works you hard, but then again, only you can effectively work yourself hard. The more energy you use, the harder you work yourself, the longer you do it. Its about commitment and effort. I couldn't say about actual Zumba classes as I've never been, but I really like the wii games. I get ...


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You don't necessarily lose weight because you burn more calories, even if you do so consistently. Using more calories will make your body demand more calories as well, i.e. you will be hungrier. So unless you control intake somehow, it will probably not have any effect at all on your weight. The same goes for higher metabolism from more muscle as well, ...



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