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Shape Up Before Your Wedding with Games!

Games Can Get You In Shape For the Big Day Too!

I guess it's a rite of passage that you freak out before your wedding — whether it's over the flower arrangements, the cake, or your body. Although you should never stoop to crash dieting (I know Fit would tell you the same), it may actually help you to chill out by playing a video game. Bonus, if those games are interactive and get your blood pumping, you might just lose a few pounds while you're at it and tip the scales in your favor.

We all know what a workout you can get by playing Dance Dance Revolution, right? While having a blast matching your foot movements with the beat, in one hour you could be burning up to 900 calories! Not to mention, it might help you learn a few moves for the reception.

There are a few more great games to get you into shape. Find out what they are when you


Wii Fit is the most anticipated excergaming device of the year! With the Wii being totally family friendly, Wii Fit is sure to make a dent in the child obesity rates, right? Although you probably aren't going to get a killer cardio workout like you would in step class at your gym, you'll learn relaxation with yoga, tone your muscles, and amp up your coordination so you can walk down the aisle calm, cool, and super toned.

My Weight Loss Coach is hitting the shelves in the fall and I can already tell it will be one of my fave weight loss devices yet. Not only is it super portable – made just for your Nintendo DS – it has the potential to help you make leaps and bounds with your eating habits. . . as well as keeping you honest about your activity.

Wii Sports has been an excergaming fave since it "bowled" its way into our hearts in 2006. Not only used for rehabilitation in hospitals, preventing sedentary lifestyles in seniors, and of course weight loss, but possibly improving your golf swing so you can be sure to impress your new hubby while on your honeymoon!


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kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
I'm definitely getting WiiFit when it comes out... What console do you need for DDR? Or does it take one? We just have a Wii.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
I admit it. I'm a DDR junkie. On May 23, I'll probably start saying I'm a wiifit-fanatic, too.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i play ddr every time i skip the gym. i feel great for "working out" and am happy i got to play some video games. i don't understand the craziness surrounding losing weight for your wedding. you were a fatty when he met you so what's the bid deal anyway? buy the dress that fits and not the one you're hoping to fit and release some of that wedding planning tension! it just doesn't make sense.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
I told someone I was running my first 5k and they asked, "are you getting married? usually women try to find everything they can to stay in shape before their wedding day." Uh, no. I just wanted to do it, gasp, for fun!
luckiedog luckiedog 9 years
Not pregnant or married, but I have losing crazy weight doing DDR for 30 minutes every day. Its fun and I don't have to go to the gym! ; )
kia kia 9 years
I had a friend that used Dance Dance Revolution as her fitness routine while she was pregnant. It was hilarious watching her modify the moves as the months moved on.
Megatron Megatron 9 years
I played Wii Sports for the first time the other night and I loved it. The boxing is a workout!
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