Don't blame your video games for your increasing poundage... at least not if you play DDR (Dance Dance Revolution.) This interactive computer game
has been out for a number of years, and is a pretty tough physical challenge when played at the higher levels. Now they're conducting a study to see
if using DDR at home will help kids (and adults) to lose weight and get fitter.
The issue isn't so much the exercies and weight as it is compliance -- sticking to the program. Will DDR do the job? www.cnn.com...
I have seen the effects of DDR because one of my friends has lost over 40 pounds since he began playing and he has kept it off successfully. I have
played DDR myself and I think it is a very fun way to lose some weight and stay fit.
I've been into DDR for a two years or so, and let me tell you it is terrific. Nothing like coming home after a stressful day at work and pound away
on a dance pad and jam to music. I find it to be a great stress reliever. My heartrate is awesome and it's great for the cardiovascular system. I
think that this as well as more interactive games would be great for kids. I mean they are already sooooo into video games. Why not provide them with
ones that are healthy for them.
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