Monday, January 5, 2009

Wii: Guitar Hero

Since December 24, I've been more or less on holiday. Yesterday I packed up the Christmas tree, wrapped the ornaments in tissue paper, and put all of the other decorations back into storage in the basement. Today it was back to riding the bus to work, back to my cubicle...back to reality. Sniff!

One holiday activity I'm not giving up, even when work and training get crazy (as they inevitably will), is playing with my Wii. My husband got Guitar Hero for Christmas and we've been playing it almost every day ever since. And folks, it's a workout. For starters, you're holding a guitar (working the shoulders and biceps) and strumming constantly (hello, forearms!). Plus, you stand the whole time you're playing. According to James Levine, Ph.D., a researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, you burn up to 100 more calories an hour when you do activities standing instead of sitting. So playing GH isn't just fun, it's good for me! Posted by Liz

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