Put your drinks across the room so when you get thirsty you have to get up and get it lol. It would be cool to get one of those generators that is bycicle powered and hook up your game consoles to it so you have to sit there and pedal or else the power cuts out. A bycicle seat thingy would be cool but I'd rather use a treadmill or eliptical runner while gaming. Have you see that adam sandler movie... 20 first dates or something like that??? with drew berrymore. Drew's character's brother only excersizes his one arm for some reason(i forget). One arm is small and puny and the other is ripped.I would think thats what would happen if you did the bycicle seat thing lol. Your legs would be ripped and then the rest of you would be all puny. whereas walking/running would bring more muscles into play. Strap weights to your wrist and your arms will get a work out to just from holding the controller up.It sucks how much exercise equipment costs =/Well, you wouldn't really get ripped in the legs, as you'd be doing aerobic workouts, which develops cardio as well as long/lean muscles instead of ripped muscles (which stems from anaerobic exercise, like doing heavy lifting), but if you were bike pedaling consistently with good effort for an hour, you'd get a good workout while being able to play games.
This of course begs the questions, can Pokémon GO (or Ingress for that matter) really be considered an “exercise game”. You’re not really running, or breaking a sweat, or even getting an elevated heartrate.
We also have a 6 and 8 year olds. In your full review of WF+ you mentioned: “3) The ability to measure a child or pet. This is a gimmick, of course, but a totally fun one if you have the aforementioned child or pet to measure. :)”
Actually I think it is a great option, as like you said, you have kids or pets. The Balance Board exercises and games work based on your weight. For example, if they try to do the obstacle course based on my Mii, most jumps don’t register as my kids are so much lighter. So, if you have kids, it is great to have that in there.
Jennie, as funny as it sounds, I would recommend a game like We Cheer 2. It’s a great low-impact workout where you wouldn’t need to twist and jump like the other exercise games. For more grown-up fare, EA Sports Active is good too; you can customize your workouts so you can eliminate specific exercises that force you to put pressure on your ankle and set that as your daily routine.