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Top Video Games That Can Help Give You A Real Workout

Aching to get a little workout from the comforts of your own home? Here are video games that will give you just that.

Top Video Games That Can Give You A Workout

When you’re stuck inside your home trying to get this social distancing thing right and your favorite gym is closed, working out can sometimes, for lack of a better word, feel like a chore. Sure, you can jog, do some push-ups or even sweat it out in your living room. But when you lack motivation due to the situation, everything can feel sluggish and just boring.

Luckily, video games have got you covered since there’s no shortage of selections nowadays that can give you a legitimate workout. Here are some of our top picks:

Just Dance 2020

Coming out yearly, the game, as you may have guessed already, is all about feeling the groove and busting out your moves. Tracking your movement with a smartphone or controller, the game provides a good cardio workout and its selection of songs will make sure you are entertained for days on end.

Beat Saber

A virtual reality game, “Beat Saber” is a mix between “Fruit Ninja” and “Dance Dance Revolution” and will have you blocking and swiping sabers that come at you in time with the game’s beat and music. There are five difficulty levels, with each one increasing in intensity to make you sweat more.

Fitness Boxing

Enjoy boxing but don’t really want to, well… hit people? If so, then this game is for you. Using the Nintendo Switch’s joy cons, the game is essentially just virtual boxing in time with the music. Furthermore, the game also charts your calorie burn based on your age, weight and height. Now that’s a workout.

Zumba Burn It Up

This one is another dance game and follows the popular Latin dance trend. The difference with other dance games, however, is that it features a move set that is really designed to make you burn calories and get a good workout.

Ring Fit Adventure

This one is a bit different since it’s not a video game with some fitness elements, but an actual fitness regime placed in a video game. In the game, you get to team up with a sentient ring in order to beat a bodybuilding dragon, attacking the enemy via 30 different exercises, each with its specific damage based on the move’s difficulty.

Video Games Video games are the culmination of modern art, combining different types of media like visual art, music and coding. Photo courtesy of Pixabay, public domain

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