Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning the Wii Fit game and baby yoga.
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Learn about Wii Fit and Baby Yoga Host: Most people associate computer games with youth weight problems and couch potato traits in general. It's time to make gaming technology work for us, not against us and it looks like Nintendo have managed to do just that with the much talked about Wii fit. At last, a computer game that makes you move and it's not just for the kids, everyone can benefit from Wii fit. Female: Wii Fit is about family fun and fitness and I guess one way to think about it is, it almost like having a personal trainer in the comfort of your own lounge. Host: So is the Wii Fit a viable path to health and fitness or just another passing fad. Fitness trainers remain positive. Male: Two person trainer trainers fad influence and they are both quite surprise on how hard wok then and I think because they saw this computer game and I used to lifting heavy weights will do too much of a problem but it did work and they were kind of about that purpose on the cardio and the strength was taught me different positions they don’t really use to target muscles in other ways. Host: One of the key gains of Wii fit is to improve your balance but it will also give you a cardiovascular workout and strengthen your muscles, not to mention calculate your BMI after it weights you. Male: I love it, it sort of gives and I had to say first I was not skeptical that with the concept thinking that maybe theirs a another gadget or gizmo would just be exactly that and will be a short term fad I spend just literally after few days, I try to get out. I was taken by over buying. Host: Be prepared to slalom ski, ski jump, and head but a soccer ball on your Wii quest for balance. You’ll receive a nifty Wii balance board with your Wii fit which is where all your reaction will take place. It's a 12 inch by 20 inch plastic slab that sensors whether you’re correctly positioned. If you want a tamer workout, you can choose from aerobics, yoga, and strength training tailoring the programs to suite your own capabilities. If you’re feeling flamboyant, why not go for a Wii skydive or take that archery lesson you’ve always been dreaming off. Host: Yoga is a great way for moms to get back in shape post nightly, cold muscles need strengthening, the pelvic floor could do with a tone and general energy levels could do with a lift due to all those late night feeds. But who’s going to look after baby while you’re at class? Solution, take baby to yoga too. Apart from being an excellent bonding session with baby and a nice social outing for mom, baby will benefit physically from yoga as well. Of course they can’t perform it by themselves; it's a kind of passive yoga for them as the carrier takes the lead. Many people find that babies are more easily settled after yoga. Female: Babies do yoga naturally on their own when they’re on their bellies and they first start to push up and lift their heads and when they first start to push themselves up and to try to come to stand there and then down. And you know so it’s just something that it just happens so naturally. It kind of make sense where a kids yoga studio. So to include babies just made summer tangier with the idea that, you know to start them at a very early age and once they start walking they would move into another class. Host: Yoga will help baby open up the hip and knee joints, enhance their sense of balance, massage their internal organs, stimulate the digestive tract and the big one prevent constipation. There has been lots of time in the yoga class, strengthening their neck muscle and arms and lots of times in their backs being stretched and stroke by mom, opening up their chest for a toned and conditioned respiratory tract. Dads should get involved with baby yoga too, it's a great way for first time dads to bond and develop confidence in handling baby. Of course baby might have other plans but don’t involve crocodile or child pose, so the main thing is not to stress and let them go at their own pace. It's ma