Walking is well known to be one of the best things you can do for the health and well-being of your body. Although it will not give you figure of a ripped athlete, walking does promote weight loss and a whole load of other benefits such as reduced blood pressure, reduced stress, and improved brain function, to name a few.
However, the real joy of walking comes from when you are doing the activity in a beautiful environment. Walking along busy suburban roads is not the same as walking through a lush rain forest. Many people do not have quick and easy access to nice places to walk. And of the people who do have such access, for much of the year, particular in winter and summer when the weather is extreme, some of those lovely places are not so lovely to walk in. In addition, walking in certain parks and trails can be dangerous, particularly if you are a alone.
Fortunately, there is now a great new game for the Nintendo Wii that allows you to take a beautiful walking environment into your own home. The game is called Walk It Out, and it available in stores now. When you play the game, you walk along to the beat of a song through all sorts of different scenes. With Walk It Out, you can walk through fields, along beaches, through forests, and through parks. Not only that, all of these virtual environments have been hand crafted to give you the most enjoyable walking experience possible.
There are roughly 100 different songs in the game that you can listen to. All of these are fairly popular and well known songs by major artists such as Fergie and Ne-Yo.
A great thing about this game is that you do not have to follow a set path all of the time. Walk It Out allows you to go off course to walk along unexplored routes. This way you can investigate new scenery. It is unlikely that you will ever exhaust the variety of scenic paths in the game.
Conveniently, Walk It Out acts as a calorie counter as well. It even tracks the number of steps that you have taken, as well as the distance that you have travelled. This means you can take the guess work out of your walking workouts. Without regular numerical feedback about how you are going, it can be tempting to cut your walks shorter than you initially planned to. With Walk It Out, you can set yourself calorie targets or distance targets. Since you will have the relevant numbers right in front of you, you will know exactly how close you are to achieving what you set out to achieve.
Walk It Out is compatible with a number of Wii accessories, such as the Wii Fit balance board. You can also use the game with standard Wii remote and nun-chuck. If you have Dance Dance Revolution, then you probably already have the Dance Dance Revolution controller which can be used with Walk It Out as well.
Keep in mind that Walk It Out is not for everybody. If you are looking for a Wii game to get you super fit, then you will be better off buying a title like EA Sports Active or Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout or even one of the Wii Fit games. All of those games are designed to give you the high intensity workouts that you will need if you want to look like you are carved out of wood. However, if you are just keen to get moving, and want to take it relatively easy, then you will really enjoy Walk It Out.