28. December 2009 10:22
At Christmas this year, I played "Dance, Dance, Revolution" with my 12-year-old and 8-year-old nieces. "Dance, Dance, Revolution" is a "game" where you try to mimic the dance moves on the screen and then you compete against the person next to you to see who can do the dance moves with the most accuracy. It is a game, but it was also a pretty good workout.
I don't have any school-age children and it's been a long time since I have been a child, so hence, it has been a long time since I have played games. More and more, however, you don't have to be a kid to enjoy video games. Actually, the video game makers are starting to make video games for all ages and types of people.
When you are out RVing, you do have many opportunities to walk and hike on your RV vacation, but you also have a lot of opportunities to sit for long hours while driving, sit in front of the computer, and watch TV. Traditionally motorhomes and RV's do not lend themselves to exercise tapes and a lot of physical activity in the coach itself. This is where the Nintendo Wii comes in. Nintendo makes a game for the Wii, called Wii Fit. There is a balance board that accompanies the game console and you stand on the balance board to complete the different Wii Fit activities. Because you do the exercises on the balance board, it doesn't take up much room in your RV and you don't have to have a wide range of motion to complete the activities. If you are really tall and have long limbs, you might have some difficulty, but I will venture to say that it is one of the few physical activities that you can do inside of your RV.
So, especially if you are a fulltime RVer that wants to have some fun and some exercise inside of your RV, the Wii is something that you might want to check out. See the video below of how one man used the Wii on his RV trip.