I know what youre probably saying right now. Yea, right or what is this guy, some kind of a joker. Well, ordinarily you would be right on the mark with those comments, but there is a video game out there that not only can be a ton of fun, but can also give you a pretty good workout and make you lose weight in the process.
If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager with a Sony play station 2, then you likely already know what game Im talking about. If not, the video game in question is called dance, dance revolution or DDR for short. This is a game that started out in video arcades, but now there is the home version you can buy. Lets look at how this video game can become part of a weight loss and fitness program.
The game itself is played on a mat with four arrows pointing out in each direction, two out to the sides and one forward and one back. The corresponding arrows on your TV screen are your target arrows. When the moving arrows coming up from the bottom of your screen overlap the target arrows on the screen, you step on the appropriate arrows on the mat. All of this happens to your choice of upbeat music.
The nice part of DDR is that there are...