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Track your steps and waist size with Wii Fit Plus

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If you haven't spent quality time with Wii Fit Plus, you may have missed some of its features such as tracking the number of steps you take and your waist measurements.

Manual data input in Wii Fit Plus
Manual data input in Wii Fit Plus RECasarez

Manual data input in Wii Fit Plus

Your Wii Balance Board personal trainer would like your input...hahaha. Seriously, though, if you are using Wii Fit Plus to track your fitness data, check out the following features. Wii Fit Plus tracks your activities outside of Wii Fit Plus. So go ahead, add them to the mix.

Tracking your steps
Tracking your steps RECasarez

Tracking your steps

If you haven't upgraded to Wii Fit U, then tracking your steps and integrating that data into your Wii Fit Plus memory must be done manually. This is useful if you are wearing a pedometer or some similar fitness tracking device and you are interested in collecting reliable data regarding your workout patterns. 

Inputting waist data
Inputting waist data RECasarez

Inputting waist data

Waist measurement can indicate potential health issues as explained by the American Heart Association:

Waist measurements should only be used for adults to check their risk of developing a chronic disease.

Compare your numbers with the BMI recorded by the Balance Board. The data should reflect a similar conclusion regarding waist size as an indicator of obesity. Refer to American Heart Association for directions on how to measure your waist and a chart to explain results..

 

Screenshot 2 of waist data input
Screenshot 2 of waist data input RECasarez

Screenshot 2 of waist data input

This feature in Wii Fit Plus allows the exergamer to train seriously and track results. The game is impartial and automatically tracks your workouts over a prolonged period of time. Did you know that Wii Fit Plus totals the hours you have worked out since you started? 

Analyzing recorded data
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Analyzing recorded data

Part of the appeal of exergames is the 'win'. You are, after all, playing a game even if your focus is to workout. Many of the Wii Fit Plus mini-exergames are graded for feedback on your performance. This tip is therefore a departure from the gaming model, if you will, because it sets no standards and allows you to determine your own bar of excellence.

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