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Fitness Video Games May Offer Wellness, Help Cure Boredom

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With gyms and fitness studios closed or deemed risky, team sports no longer a thing (at least for the foreseeable future) and the temperatures outside dropping faster than a , we all may be losing some motivation when it comes to exercise

While 2020 is wrought with unique challenges, and self-soothing rather than self-care may certainly be warranted in the short term, you may be readying to up your activity levels (it’s definitely one way to boost your feel-good hormones). 

While YouTube has certainly worked for some, others may find the lack of interactivity to pose a challenge. If that’s the case, exercise-oriented video games may help nudge you out of that slump. 

There are a wide range of games for a variety of platforms and most share in common some form of tracking your movement and progress. Because you can do them at your own pace, in the privacy of your own home and work them into your own schedule, they can be a great option for those who prefer not to commute to fit their workouts in. Their gamification component also adds a level of competition that many find appealing, especially when done with others, even remotely (all parties do need internet connectivity, though, and some games require additional sensors).

Here are several options for you:

Fitness Boxing
Nintendo Switch Fitness Boxing $72


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PlayStation 4 Beat Saber $40


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Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure $100

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