Msxbox-world proves that Kinect can help you shed the pounds if used regularly and with a sensible diet.
That's nice to know. Losing weight by playing videogames isn't something new Kinect magically introduced however. I've been in the best shape of my life because of DDR. Lost over 40 lbs and kept 'em off for over 3 years now.
Lose weight by moving muscles and burning calories? Wow? Did you know you can do that all on your own without Kinect, Wii, or PS3. Its called exercise.
SAY IT AINT SOO!!
Just turn the damn thing off, fuck your wife or girlfriend, or both and you will lose weight and have more fun.
I agree. I now also swim play basketball, run throughout the week. DDR was a coincidence. I love dancing. It's amazing what can happen when you combine exercise with something you enjoy doing. Don't hate me for finding something that works for me in life. I'll leave this at that. Judging people lifestyles or entertaining trolls like you is not why I frequent N4G.
Dance Dance Revolution is FAR better if you're looking to burn fat and calories. These Kinect and Move titles barely scratch the surface!
Have you played Your Shape Fitness? "We purchased the Cardio Kickboxing Platinum series. It’s additional downloadable content for Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. These classes are structured much like the other Kickboxing routines, but you explore a series of new moves. There are three four-minute classes that take you through all the new punch and kick combos. Then, you have an entire class that is 14 minutes long that runs you through all the other classes in succession. The new Kickboxing moves take some concentration, but I got the hang of them quickly enough. The Cardio Kickboxing Fitness Classes are my favorite workouts in the game and I’m using them to warm up before my personal training session. However, they are a great workout all by themselves, if you’re short on time."
Sorry, but that doesn't change my feeling on the subject at all. Literally nothing will have you sweating as much as a DDR game... nothing. Your Shape may be good for general fitness i.e. strength training, yoga, etc., but it can't touch DDR in the calorie burning department.
i got to the gym daily i think that might make me sweet more then DDR although the gym is not a game... :P
thats cool... we need more fitness games 4 da lazy gamers...
Or they could jump in front of the TV turned off and still loose weight...
+1,lol You want to get in the best shape of your life. Do insanity workout. You'll hurt everyday.
Just started that today, pretty darn good stuff!
Really? A $150 electronic device can help you lose weight if you do workout routine in front of it with a sensible diet? Will the same not happen if you replace the Kinect with say a brick or something and do the same routines regularly with a sensible diet?
While that's partially true, the biggest problem for people who are trying to shed pounds is motivation and direction. Sadly a brick isn't going to motivate you at all whereas the fitness programs (or DVDs) aim to encourage you to succeed. This is the appeal of these games, bar hiring a personal trainer for $$$ or doing it oneself which isn't easy if you're not prepared to pay big $$$ or easily motivated with your own will power.
what if the brick was connected to a sligshot which was connected to a scale. everyday when you step on the scale if you havnt lost weight the brick gets shot at your face? haha
If motivation is your problem I don't see how a kinect game will help. if you are a lazy ass then you are a lazy ass. why not just buy a workout video?
Because a workout video cannot provide real time feedback on your progress and movements. In fact a workout DVD cannot give any feedback at all. Having played these games, I can assure you that the interactive element is what makes them appealing.
9.5lbs is good but it you watch any on these weight loss shows you will see they will lose the most the first month which it just excess water being lost through sweat. The diet will help but the exercise will start having diminishing returns for the next month.
Moving helps you lose weight!?!?!?
so now according to those journalist that know f#$kall about gaming, the next article ima read is how a lunatic shot up a school and got away coz he was fit enough to run away from the police.
Fit enough to dodge bullets, now that is some good training.
socan starving to death an i rather do that than play kinect
Anything can help you loose weight. A stick from a tree can help you loose weight if used regularly and with a sensible diet.
yeah it will help you lose weight because you wont have any money left to buy food hahahahaha.
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