Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Moving with PlayStation

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PlayStation MOVE. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'm not in as good of shape as I would like to be. I'm finding that as I get older, I'm moving much slower. That's resulting in a tad bit of weight gain and general sluggishness. NOT GOOD.

I think everybody's heard of the various electronic games designed to help people get fit. The newest one is PlayStation Move. This is the one that is appealing to me, probably because we've had PlayStations before and I understand a little about how they work. I browsed through the different games tonight and found one I'm sure to fall in love with - bowling! When in my teens, I absolutely loved to bowl and went to the bowling alley rather frequently. I no longer do that due to the cost and the generally not good atmosphere of today's bowling alleys.

But to get the workout that bowling gives a person in my own home, that would be wonderful.

So here's what I would do if I suddenly found myself an owner of the new PlayStation Move:

I would get that bowling game and challenge my family to a match - often. The kids would love it and I would hope that my husband would too. Family fun times are becoming few and far between these days, be it from lack of money or lack of ambition. Perhaps if I could tie in everybody's love of electronics (don't include me in this category) with an interest in personal health (you may include me in this category), we'd have fun while getting our bodies in good shape.

I want to say a couple of words here about electronics as they pertain to the average young male. I have four sons. Three of them could spend their entire lives sitting in front of computers and gaming devices just fine - until they are made to leave those devices. Once that happens, they go through "withdrawal" periods. They become angry and tense. Young men absolutely need to spend time doing physical activity. It's the way they're wired. When I think my kids have spent too much time inside on their computers, I pull the plug on them and make them play basketball or take a long walk.

I'm not saying that the PlayStation Move will replace basketball or walks. I do think, however, that it might be a good tool to get kids, and adults, interested in MOVING and releasing tension.

If you are interested, you might like to know that you can add motion gaming to your existing PlayStation 3 for $99 with the MOVE bundle package.

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