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Losing Weight with DDR

Aug 9, 2008
The idea of losing weight with DDR is not new, but if you have not heard of the DDR diet, allow me to introduce you. DDR stands for Dance Dance Revolution, which is an Asian video game that took off in popularity several years back. The game requires the playing to dance on a mat, which acts as the game control, along with steps to song. There are several versions of the game. Each version includes many songs and difficulty levels, which can adjust the game for to the level of both a beginner and pro DDR gamer.

One of the great benefits of DDR, over traditional video games, is that it requires the player to get up and move. In order to place the game, you must stand up and dance around the floor. Most advance play provides a significant work out. A beginner trying to play the game at an advanced level will quickly get out of breath.

The game is now being used by many to lose weight. There have been several success stories of people losing significant weight from playing this game regularly. It provides an easy opportunity for video game lovers, who need to drop a few pounds, to work out from their living room.

Of course, like all work out methods, DDR work out has been criticized as being less effective as traditional workouts. This is true. If you get out of the house and jog or go to the gym and lift weights, you are likely to lose weight faster. The strength of the DDR workout is that it helps prevent failure.

Many people give up on work out programs before they can find success. People quit for various reasons, but DDR can help combat them. For those who are nervous about working out in public, due to insecurities, DDR allows you to work out from the privacy of your own home. Some people use the excuse that gyms cost money. DDR can be purchased on the Playstation 2 for cheap. Lastly, many people lose motivation. DDR allows you to feel like you are playing a game, not like you are doing work. In addition, the various songs and skill level provide a wide range of diversity. You can constantly mix up your work out. Once you get bored, you simply by a new DDR game, which include a completely new set of songs and challenges.

Getting started with DDR is simple. All it requires is a game system. You can get many of the systems for DDR used, which will save a lot of money. Beyond that, you just need to buy your first game and DDR mat.

So if you love video games, and need to lose weight, take the time to consider playing DDR. You can enjoy yourself while working out and do it from your living room.
About the Author
Justin runs a store for DDR , where he sales DDR Games , DDR mats, and DDR pads.
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