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Make Family Time a Wii Bit More Fun!

November 29th, 2012 Posted in Exercise, post weight loss surgery tips, Post WLS tips, Uncategorized, weight loss surgery

As the holidays grow near, parents everywhere are hearing the pleas from their children for video games. Since our patients drastically change their lifestyles after weight loss surgery and have a considerable amount more energy, I often hear reluctance to buy video games. Post weight loss surgery patients want to set a good example and provide more physically active activities.

That being said, the physical games offered on Wii are different animals and I believe should not be lumped into the same cateogry as most of the other mind-numbing, time sucking games (no offense to the Halo fans out there). Of course playing an active game on the Wii isn’t as good as getting outside and getting a good workout. But it is definitely a good alternative, and let’s face it…it’s fun. It is also a great oppurtunity to spend quality time with the family.

Our #1 Favorite Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze

On Your Mark, Get Set, Scream! It’s time to lace up your skates and get ready for Monster High: Skultimate Roller Maze! Pick your favorite Monster High character and assemble a team of friends and fiends as you skate your way through the catacombs of Monster High. Collect power-ups, avoid monstrous obstacles, scream past the competition and use each character’s special ability and ghoul power to win the race and bring home the victory! The importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship are the final nail in the coffin as you “Be Yourself. Be Unique. Be a Monster!”

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Honorable mentions:

Punch Out!!

Grab your Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers and step back into the ring with Punch-Out!! Boxers come to life in glorious cell-shaded 3-D, complete with hilariously fighting animations and back stories. Get a workout throwing controlled upper cuts, body blows and hooks. The motion-sensing Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers turn your real-life swings into on-screen punches, making this Punch-Out!! This is a game one anyone can play and the multiplayer mode lets you box head-to-head against a friend.

Shaun White Snowboarding

Product description: Road Trip takes the action-sports genre to a whole new level. For the first-time ever, feel the rocky weight of the mountain push up against your toes in your very own living room with the revolutionary Wii Balance Board. Whether you are coasting down bunny slopes or carving through black diamonds, don’t expect to survive this wild ride alone You will need the support of an entourage and friends to make it down this mountain.

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