Confessions from an Ex Fat Boy

Walking... a game now ???

Posted On 10:12 PM by Keeven |

Everyday, we’ve discussed ways and efforts to make exercising more fun. Everyday we try to motivate ourselves to workout. And now, Nintendo is going to train you to get out and use those two limbs. Today,I read a nice article over at the Washington Post. Mike Musgrove writes on the new Nintendo DS game titled "Personal Trainer: Walking". Apparently, Nintendo created a walking game by tying a pedometer to a software that runs on the DS. Players can download their pedometer data to the DS and it tracks statistics, compares your daily distances walked with your friends’ records and many others. It works like a walking journal where you can track how much you've walked by keeping your pedometer with you. Besides that, in order to unlock certain levels or goals in the game, you have to earn it by walking...

If you ask me today if “Walking is a game now?”

Yes, walking is a game now. It definitely will encourage people to move more instead of being a couch potato. Besides, it should be fun for the kids! Children will be busy walking to compete with their friends and crack new items in the game. Maybe this is our solution to stop or at least reduce obesity of future generations. And for this, I salute Nintendo for taking the effort to harmonize physical activity with video games in many creative ways. What do you think?
5 Response to 'Walking... a game now ???'
  1. Diane, Fit to the Finish'> September 2, 2009 at 2:41 AM

    I think anything that can get us (the collective us) up off the couch and moving is wonderful! And how much better is it that that is from Nintendo!

    Thanks for posting about this.


  2. T-Rez'> September 2, 2009 at 2:54 AM

    ExFB, Great post I'm going to be on the lookout for this and I'll be sure to tell my friends so they can get their children hooked on this new game by Nintendo. I say what ever works!


  3. Susan'> September 2, 2009 at 4:21 AM

    Wow ! You look AMAZING !!!!!!! What an inspiration you are !!!!!!!!


  4. Syl'> September 2, 2009 at 4:43 AM

    I really like the wii fit, I say it doesn't matter how you move, as long as you keep moving!


  5. Emmett'> September 2, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Thanks for the comment on my blog.
    As for the Nintendo game, that sounds awesome! I never got into games that much, but its a great idea. Love the before and after pic!