I am 49 and have discovered WII FIt and other Wii exercise video games that include dancing, dodge ball, boxing and other fun exercise! This way of exercising is so fun that I love exercising now and not hate it anymore as I had all of my life!!! I also purchased ankle and wrist weights from Wal-Mart and wear them to work so i am toning and building muscle just by doing everyday things! It has been wonderful and is working on my arms and legs!
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Put ankle weights and arm weights before playing wii fit, not only do you get the benefit of being active on something really fun -- but the added resistance from the ankle weights and arm weights burns more calories!
Wii fit is great for burning calories -- especially the fun run and hula hoop. You can even change channels while doing the free run :)
Instead of using weights on your extremities, increase your intensity - either go faster, or use incline and interval training to increase the intensity of your workouts. If you need to add weights, consider a weighted vest. You will suffer fewer injuries and risks than ankle, wrist or hand held weights.
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