Wii Balance Board Games Mix Fun and Fitness Together

Balance board games are not really a new idea, but the introduction of the Nintendo Wii balance board and accompanying video games, playing with the balance board has become mainstream. Not only are balance board games for kids anymore. Anyone can have fun and even get fit using the balance board games on the market today.

One of the best features of Wii balance board games is that they work the body without even making it feel like you are working out. You have a lot of fun with these types of workouts so you never realize that you are giving your core and lower body a serious workout. You may feel it the next day when those muscles are sore, but at the time you will be having so much fun that you won’t even notice.

Balance board games involve standing, sitting and kneeling on the board. Some games may involve stepping on and off the board or balancing with one foot on the board and one foot off the board. The games are usually quite easy to do, but they do take coordination, balance and strength to pull off the moves well. As you work to perfect the balance board moves you will be working different muscles in your body.

There are two types of balance board games. One is like the Wii balance board and used with a video set up. The other is a simple board that is made to be slightly unbalanced so that when you step on it you have to use your body to balance the board. The video game style balance board relies on the video technology to help you see if you are balanced or not. You don’t actually feel the board shifting. The game will tell you if you are off balance.

Wii balance board games with a video style board will allow you to play games like skiing, skateboarding and tightrope walking. You have to be very skilled because the video games pick up even the slightest imbalance of your body on the board.

If you are using a standard style board for balance board games then you will have to be a bit more careful. You may want to wear safety gear in case you do fall off the board. Balance board games of this type will involve just trying to balance the board and challenge your body. You will be trying to see how long you can balance the board, working up to a goal time you set for yourself. You may also want to practice getting on and off the board to see how long it takes for you to get the board balanced. There are many different ways you can use a standard balance board to workout your body.

No matter what type of balance board games you play you will find they are a lot of fun. You will challenge your body and get a great workout. However, you may never even notice that you are working out because it is nothing like your traditional workout.

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