Hello. My name is Aldora and I would like to make a comment on my newest form of exercise: I am currently overweight with Type 2 diabetes and my doctor told me that if I were to lose weight, my diabetes might be under control or gone away for good. I am still working on the diet part but I think that I got the exercise part down! It was very hard for me to just start walking because I would always find some sort of excuse for not doing it, like the neighborhood was not safe enough or that I don't have the time to walk. Despite all this, I have managed to walk and I had an exercise partner as well ( my fiance) who still supports me. But alas, I stopped exercising because although it was beneficial, it was not fun and I felt like I had failed at acheiving my goal. But then I got the idea when I first tried the video game for the Nintendo Wii called Just Dance 2. I know that it may seem a bit childish, that I would have to rely on a video game for my exercise routine. But to me this was a lot different than just playing Mario. When I tried the dancing, I was moving my body all over instead of a handshake here or a jump there. I was actually working my body hard and it was worth it. Although I did not perform exactly like the dancer on the TV did, my overall performance had me sweating profusely and my heart beating fast and the best part was that I actually had a lot of fun doing it. I really was impressed because of how simple and effective the workout was. I am intending on purchasing the game and using it slowly and gradually @ first, then working out faster and more intense once I get the hang of it. I consider this as part of my routine because it inspires me to move one step ahead of my goal while having fun and doing what you love in the process and to me if you have good mental health then you can also have great physical health because a sound mind and body go hand in hand! So I would recommend this for anyone who looks to having just a little bit of fun in the process. I am not saying that it would be right for everyone because it sometimes can't be, like walkng is only beneficial to some or bicycling is helpful to others. But to me, though I always value walking as the most beneficial exercise that my doctor has told me, I always like to have a different approach that has the same effectiveness and benefits as walking but you can have fun and feel good about doing it and for me I achieved the latter by exercising on the Wii. Since I have exercised on the Wii, I have lost 6 pounds- little by little I am that much closer to my goal and I can honestly say that I feel good doing it and in the process have a higher level of self- esteem! Even my fiance is proud of what I have accomplished so far and I am happy that he is! Thank you!
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