Remember when video games were something you played after you spent the afternoon riding your bike or chasing your brothers around the back yard? Now kids sit indoors and don’t play outside at all, which researchers have said is contributing to the dramatic rise in childhood obesity. Well, not all video games are bad! Some encourage kids (and grown-ups!) to get up and move! If you’re looking for an alternative to sedentary video games, here are the 7 best Wii games for a great workout!
1. Wii Fit plus
Price: $17.99 to $19.99 at gamestop.com
The first time I used the Wii Fit balance board, I nearly broke every bone in my foolish body, but now it’s like second nature, and I can see and feel the benefits of improved balance. This game is an improvement on the first Wii Fit game, with the addition of Skateboarding and Rhythm Kung Fu.