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Can a video game get you into shape?

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November 10, 2010 by David Doel

So, like all good ideas, this one came to me while I was in the shower. For some time now I have planned to pick up the EA Sports Active 2.0 bundle — coming out next week on PS3, Wii, and 360. Since the purpose of the game is to become more “active” I came up with the brilliant/moronic idea to track my progress online and in video form at GreatCanadianGamer.com. Even though EA Sports Active 2.0 already has a built-in online progress tracker, I think if I have an audience of people watching what I do I’ll be that much more successful at sticking to the plan.

I don’t think I’m incredibly out of shape (I’m below 200 lbs and I’m 6’0 ft), but I definitely don’t feel as good as I did a couple years ago when I was actually¬†exercising¬†regularly. I still haven’t quite figured out my goal, but what I do want to prove is if it’s possible to get into shape by solely using a videogame. I think it’s going to be an interesting experiment and at the very least it’ll make me more active than I have been recently. Bookmark GreatCanadianGamer.com and starting next week check out my weekly videolog on “Can a video game get you into shape?”.

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One thought on “Can a video game get you into shape?

  1. Jennifer says:

    Good luck. We’ll be watching and cheering from the proverbial stands :)

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