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2/25/09 10:44 P

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oh, ok. It seemed that your burn rates were a bit high based on the info I had read about them, so I wasn't sure. But using a HRM, you're probably doing just fine.
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2/25/09 10:31 P

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I use a Polar Heartrate monitor to determine how many calories I burn during all my workouts. I have the F11, but just recently upgraded from the F4.

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2/24/09 11:20 P

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You know no matter how many calories I burn, one I am almost always sweating when I am done (though I am out of shape) Two, I am not eating, evenings are the hardest time for me, however after I do the wii for 1/2 to an hour, I am ready to shower, read and go to bed. So I figure double the calories, didn't add anymore and burned some off! emoticon

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2/24/09 11:00 P

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what are you using for those Wii Sports calories burned figures? (just curious emoticon )

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2/24/09 10:37 P

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Some of the Wii Sports are great for burning calories as well. Right now I am loving the Tennis emoticon . My husband has been doing the boxing. Both are great for increased calories burned. The last two days, I've burned 773 in 45 minutes and 797 in 58 minutes with tennis.

My son, who is 5, loves the bowling emoticon and golf emoticon .

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Me too! Just do it and enjoy, maybe he will come around

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I agree!!!! Keep it up!!!!

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2/23/09 8:14 P

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I totally agree that anything you enjoy that gets you moving is a wonderfully motivating way to get fit. You just keep on WiiFitting!!



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2/23/09 8:00 P

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I dont see how its a crutch at all. An exercise you enjoy, whither its traditional or not, is one that you will stick to. An exercise you hate, you will just find reasons to avoid.

Maybe Im just lucky, my husband and I are both gamers, so the idea of buying a game system was not difficult. My husband gave me the choice of a wii system or a playstation 3 and I jumped at the wii in order to get the wii fit.

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2/23/09 3:41 P

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Hi Spooky,
Do what you can!
BTW ... if you broke a leg would your husband object to a real crutch? Crutch or not, the Wii has added to my motivation to exercise and it has gotten me off the couch! Maybe you can get him to play Wii sports with you and some of the other games and then maybe he'll go for it! Whatever you do keep at it! :)

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2/23/09 2:37 P

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Spookspook - keep playing on the Wii Fit... as you play you will continue to unlock new things. The activity I like best is the Free Step (in aerobics section). It took me a while to unlock it, but I'm loving it. You can set it for how many minutes you want to step and then you step off and on the balance board to a beat set on the Wii-Mote. Then you can turn your TV on and just listen to the WiiMote (I put it in my pocket). It will tell you how many minutes you've been stepping and how many steps you've taken. Now I can watch TV and step at the same time. I'm not very coordinated, so this is perfect for me. I can keep up and I work up a sweat while watching TV.

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2/23/09 1:21 P

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oh no doubt! I am horrible at balance lol

If you can handle the runs, thats a good way, otherwise get a board or something to put under the balance board to raise it up and increase the step aerobics.

As long as you're working up a sweat, it's working :)

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2/23/09 12:51 P

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Thanks for the advice. The balance really kicks my butt, though. I've been doing the dance step routines. Any recommendations on other aerobics? I've yet to give strength training a try.

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2/23/09 12:46 P

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It doesn't show up on Wii Fit, however there's now a couple of options for Wii Fit in SP's "add cardio"--you can find it under "other exercises" when you go to browse through them.


And SP does calculate based on your weight for those calories. As for the two difficulty levels--it's based more on how hard you think that you worked based on how much you're sweating and breathing hard.

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I also want to point out that the balance won't do anything for you "workout" wise. Not if you're wanting to burn calories and loose weight. The aerobic is good for that.

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2/23/09 12:22 P

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As with any activity, calories burned depend on your individual stats (age, gender, weight, fitness level, intensity, etc) what you exactly did (you will burn more doing the aerobic exercises than during yoga or balance games). The wii fit itself does not have a calorie burned read out. The wii My Fitness Coach gives a calorie burned estimate calculated from your inputted stats and assuming you followed along at the same pace and intensity as the trainer.

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2/23/09 12:00 P

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I'm new to this so forgive me if I do this wrong. Right now, I'm using my friends Wii because my husband thinks it's nothing more than a crutch. I might get in two to three sessions a week. The balance and aerobics are the two I'm working on right now. Yoga is harder because I have peripheral neuropathy and can't feel my feet very well, not to mention some bad need issues.
Can anyone tell how many calories a person burns in an hour, or does that normally show up on the Wii? Like I said, this is her Wii and I barely know how to use it.

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