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Another lower-impact game is Just Dance 3! The normal setting scores you on how you dance from head to toe, but if you pick the easy setting, itís only going to score your upper body. In fact, with the easy setting, even when the character on-screen is spinning or jumping or moving from one side of the screen to the other, you can face forward, stand in one place, and still score perfects! Iíve even seen it used sitting down, so thatís an option, too :)
Alot of people that need really low impact do the fruit ninja cuz you can even do it sitting down, but its mostly arms. I used to run but had to give it up cuz my hips started hurting after it terribly. That being said , zumba does not hurt my hips. The new game has a low intensity and slow songs. but I do a pretty intense class at the rec center and no problems. My mom wouldn't do it so cuz of the moves and the music so I don't know. There are a couple older woman in my class but you have to pretty much let your inhibations go. Hope you find something you can do together.
Leela is very gentle movement but I feel it in by abs after. The Tai Chi function of Your Shape is very good also.
Also, I have ankle, hip and knee issues too so, when I use the Biggest Loser, if I can't do the exercise, I just stop and the trainer asks me if I'm OK. One of the options at that point is that the exercise is to much (say "this is too much for me" when prompted) and then it switches to a different exercise in the same muscle group. I've found that to be a real workout saver. I have a tendency to not use a program again if I get discouraged too and this game the best program that allows me to increase intensity within my skill level. Hopefully, if they update it, they'll add a designation in the profile for injuries but, for now, this is the best way to tweak the game for me.
Edited by: YROEHR at: 2/17/2012 (15:04)
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As I don't know where to best post this and do not have the time to sit through and read all the reviews, I need a game suggestion. I am looking for a fitness game that is easy on the hips and knees. It needs to be at least 2 players. I'm trying to get my mother more involved in fitness and think that if we are using the kinect together, it will workout a lot better for her. The problem is that the one's she has tried have been really hard on her hips and knees (biggest loser mostly).Once a game is hard on her hips and knees she stops playing and its hard for me to get her playing again. Any suggestions on games or game settings that won't cause her hips or knees pain in the first 5 minutes would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by: KAT813 at: 2/17/2012 (14:41)
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