Video games and fitness don’t always go hand in hand, but motion controls and virtual reality are making it easier than ever to stay in shape while having fun, all without leaving the house.
If you want something that’s more game with fitness as a side effect, the motion-controlled boxing of Arms makes it great as both a fitness game and a fighting game.
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The Just Dance series fuses psychedelic visuals with catchy pop songs to trick you into burning calories while bopping around your living room. Matching the moves of onscreen dancers is always fun.
Even if it had no health benefits, the frantic, arm-flailing rhythm of Beat Saber would still make it a blast to play. Difficulty modifiers and DLC tracks from the likes of BTS and Timbaland add more variety to an already great game.
Plenty of VR games feel like shooting galleries, but a 360-degree arena and enemy fire to dodge turn this archery game into a surprisingly intense workout.
Rise up to the challenge of your rival in Thrill of the Fight, a VR boxing game meant to feel as realistic as possible. Its simulation focus makes it one of the highest-ranked games by the Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise.
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