From children to senior citizens, I am talking to more people who are using video gaming systems as a part of their workout routine.   Many of my friend are using Nintendo’s Wii’s fitness games and accessories to make exercising fun.   In fact today, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Games Research national program, announced it has awarded $2 Million in grants  first round of financing to study and research how playing video games can impact your health will eventually give us scientific evidence showing exactly how video games actually effect us.

A Wii or similar video gaming systems, may be exactly what one may need to get their exercise on!

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It’s been a long while since I last wrote to you. A lot has happened. I’ve been recovering from a serious health challenge for the last 6 months. But my God reigns and I am Healed! All is well. I’m slowly getting back to a exercise routine; especially since the weather is better.

I feel like I’m starting from scratch. I still have over 20 pounds to loose. I must admit this time around it’s been a little harder then I thought it would be. Last summer as I trained for the marathon I was eating healthy and running several times a week. When I got sick everything went out the door. But I realize that any commitment to living a healthier lifestyle begins in the mind. You have to mentally commit and then “tell” your body to cooperate. I’ve been pretty lazy recently. Let’s face it, ice cream takes better then spinach (at least most people think so) and sitting down watching TV is easier then jogging for a couple of miles. But for me, once I make my mind up that I’m going to do something, then I just have to “do it” and not think about it any more.

So this week I started with walking and some simple floor exercises . Next week I’ll work in some visits to the gym.

Let me hear what’s working for you. I can use the encouragement.