Here's a fact for you: according to healthguidance.org, the average American gains seven to twelve pounds during the winter holidays. To avoid this, one thing to do is exercise more. Even playing video games, like "The Biggest Loser Challenge" for Wii, can help you stay fit during the holidays. Based on the TV series "The Biggest Loser," this Wii game encourages people to exercise and get fit. You can do workout routines with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper for anywhere from ten minutes to more than an hour. The first and last stations of the workouts are stretches while the rest of the stations are aerobic exercises.
Some of my favorite exercises are roundhouse series, slip uppercuts, jump ropes, and wood chops. At the end of each workout, you can see how many calories you burned and how well you did on each exercise. If you want to do something other than those exercises but still want to get fit, you can do yoga, boxing, and much more.
One of my favorite parts about this game is that you can customize it however you want. You can make a workout routine that is designed for you based on which muscles are your strongest and weakest. You can create a Biggest Loser participant that you are throughout the game. In the actual TV show, there are also challenges where the contestants need to use their skills and fitness to win. In the Wii game, you can even do that.
Being fit isn't just about exercising and losing weight but also about having the right diet and lifestyle. You can find healthy recipes and see tips on lifestyle habits, as well as advice from former contestants on the game, too.
For more information on "The Biggest Loser," go to http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/.