I bought a Wii Fit for myself. Well, needless to say, the kids are using it just as much as I have, it is a game after all, and they even got my husband up on it. He was pretty startled by its assessment of his weight and "fitness age".
It does make being active as a family enjoyable - who knows how many calories we all have burned laughing at ourselves trying to hula hoop or do some of the balance games.
For kids, I also highly recommend Dance Dance Revolution or some similar game. It is not really dancing at all, just following fast step patterns while music is playing, so boys seem to enjoy it too, and it gets going pretty fast, you can work up a sweat.
- 11/17/2008 1:10:12 PM