Saturday, April 7, 2012

Turn Fitness into a Game

Why will people put hours into beating a video game, but not minutes into beating the scale? Well, obviously the easy answer is that sitting on a couch is engaging but not physically hard. But maybe there's something to the lack of level-up competition that inspires people to devote hours to beat a new video game, but not any to beat their health risks from excessive weight and lack of fitness.

Thus, a new website and application seeks to change that paradigm. The Slimkicker Calorie Counter and Level-up Weight Loss Game is an online app designed to aid in weight loss and fitness by making it a game.

To be fair I don't know much about the site, and I haven't used it yet. But I learned about the idea a while back and was intrigued by the concept. Is it possible for an app to make living healthy, and fitness into a RPG game, where users earn points, and "level up' as they accomplish their health goals? For example, what if every time a user adds something healthy like veggies to their diet, or completes a workout, they earn points. Then, as they achieve more and more, they can be entered into challenges for the chance to earn prizes.

Sounds intriguing.


How to get a 6 pack said...

Aim all your work on sit-ups and crunches. Ultimately, you will see your abs start to be additional pronounced. Your six pack abdominals are composed of a few independent stomach muscle groups teams.

mmazenko said...

Ultimately, I think the plank has proven to be far more effective than crunches. And, of course, there are no spot exercises to lose weight in an area, so you must drop overall weight for the six-pack to come out.