Nintendo Wii Biggest Loser Video Game Review

I want to be the Biggest Loser- on the Nintendo Wii video game, that is.

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But the story doesn’t really start there. After my post about stella game review, It starts with a kid (my son) who got sick of the Wii playing, and a mom (me) who noticed that she could finally have a turn. So I started playing Wii Fit. And I had an absolute riot! So first, let me tell you (briefly) about my experience with Wii Fit:

My Experience with Wii Fit:

The Wii Fit has several options. My favorites are aerobics, hula hoop, and boxing. The aerobic routines were my all-time favorite because I loved the little Miis! If I messed up they would turn their backs, if I was in sync they would look at me with a wink and a smile. Those little Miis cracked me up! I liked working out with them. The hula hoops and boxing are fun, too. In the beginning, I would get out of breath and sweaty, but I quickly adjusted to Wii Fit. Any way you look at it, I had a lot of fun and looked forward to playing Wii Fit everyday.

After a month of spending an hour a day on the Wii Fit I decided to check my progress. The results? I had gained exactly a half of a pound and my BMI went up point two. Not exactly the results I had been hoping for. Even though I really enjoyed Playing Wii Fit, I really expected more from an hour a day workout.

My Experience with Wii Biggest Loser:

Last month, I saw that Kmart had the Biggest Loser video game for the Nintendo Wii on sale for $19.99. I was excited to see it- if I could spend my hour a day doing Wii Biggest Loser I was certain that my time would yield better results. Or, at the very least, I would lose my target five pounds.

So I faithfully did Wii Biggest Loser for an hour a day, six days a week, for one calendar month.

Wii Biggest Loser Q and A:

Is Wii Biggest Loser fun?

In a word, no. But Wii Fit was really fun, and I didn’t lose any weight, so I was willing to forego a little fun for better results.

What didn’t you like about it?

Well, I didn’t like Bob. And maybe that’s not fair to say because I’ve never seen the TV show, but I don’t like Bob from the video game.

I also didn’t like the graphics. Bob didn’t look realistic, but he wasn’t cute and cartoon-y either, like the Miis. And the players only have the option of being fat. My BMI hovers around 17.5, so I didn’t want to be a fat chick.

I also didn’t like the computer loops. For example, Bob will always say, “Look at me, I’m sweating!” during side-steps, even if it’s the first exercise three seconds into the warm up. And he frequently says, “I know you’re trying, but you’ve GOT to dig deeper,” which has no relation to the actual effort of the video game player. I should also mention the Wii Balance Board will register “perfect”, whether you’re actually using it or not.

Lastly, if you mistakenly hit the wrong option, there’s no way out. (Hitting the “B” button doesn’t work.) The only thing I could do was power down and start over. Starting over brings you to a lengthy introduction that’s exactly the same every time- I thought it was a waste of my workout minutes, but there was no way to skip it.

How were the exercise routines?

Not much better than Bob, the graphics, or the set-up. In a word, the exercise routines are lame. Lame because they were not fun, which may have had a lot to do with Bob. (I like a cheerful, encouraging instructor, not an disapproving task-master.) Also lame, because they’re just lame. Case in point:

The full body light 19 minute exercise routine is basically variations of jogging in place (jump rope in place, jumping jacks, jog in place, etc) for seven minutes, followed by about two minutes of variations of push-ups (knee planks, hip extensions, push-ups on knees), repeat circuit. Pretty lame. (So don’t bother buying it, I just told you the routine.)

I forgot to mention that the warm-up routines are just random exercises pulled from the exercise loops. It seemed weird, and, I hate to overuse this word- lame.

Do you think it’s good for overweight people?

The only overweight person in my house is my husband, at 5′ 10″ and 257 pounds, so I asked him to try Wii Biggest Loser. The results? He didn’t even get through the easiest level warm-up.

From my point of view, you shouldn’t be asking people who are that fat and that out of shape to do jumping jacks and mountain climbers on their first day. (Mountain climbers are jogging in place while exaggerating the knee movements and reaching the arms straight up to the sky) . It was way too much for Lubby. He got so discouraged he didn’t even stick around for the routine. He tried a couple more times, but it didn’t get any better for him. In fact, he started to hate Bob, too. (I’m not going to tell you the names he called him.)

What were your results from Wii Biggest Loser?

My results from the Wi Biggest Loser, after doing it for 45-60 minutes a day, 6 days a week for one calendar month were (drum roll please): I lost point 9 (that’s nine-tenths of a) pound, and my BMI decreased by point three. Since it’s considered normal for body weight to fluctuate by as much as two pounds a day, I have to say that I was very disappointed with the results. I have to chalk up the nine-tenths of a pound to normal fluctuation, and not actual weight loss.

How do you rate Nintendo Wii Biggest Loser?

On a scale of 1-10, I give the Wii Biggest Loser a 1, for three main reasons. First, there was not one thing about it that was fun. (I believe that exercise should be fun.) Secondly, Wii Biggest Loser did not result in any noticeable weight loss- which is very disappointing considering the dedication involved in doing it 45-60 minutes a day, six days a week. The third reason is that it’s far too difficult for overweight people, particularly if it’s their first attempt at an exercise program.

I bought my Wii Biggest Loser for half price, and even at that price it’s not worth buying.

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Water purifiers with membranes

Membranes are very thin sheets of plastic material has very small holes or pores. The size of pores in this filter differ according to the type of water purification membranes. There are different types of membranes categorized according to their pore size and they include;

  • Micro-filtration membranes
  • Ultra-filtration membranes
  • Nano-filtration membranes NF
  • Reverse Osmosis RO membranes

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The Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration is the considered to be one of the best water filtration methods and it is also very very popular. It also provides outstanding drinking water anywhere it can be used because membranes used in the RO have the smallest pore but they are a bigger than the water molecules allowing the water molecules to easily pass through but fortunately the larger molecules will not pass through. The membranes are also best used in the groundwater water processing, for wastewater and even surface water. Membranes are the only ones that are very competitive for conventional techniques.

There is no doubt that membranes are the best media for filtering water. They have been designed to purify water in the best efficient way possible. It is great purifier for water that has salt like the sea water by removing almost all the chemicals in the water. The only thing that is going through the pore holes of the RO membrane is water and molecules smaller than the water such as CO2 gas. These smaller molecules are not as harmful as the larger molecules such as salt and organic molecules. The Reverse Osmosis Water filters is also used by the bottled water manufacturers’ aswell to purify the water that is being sold to us. The membrane acts as a very specific filter that will let water flow through and catches organic impurities.
The use of membrane has increased in the past years because of the fact that it works naturally on its own without any addition chemicals and it runs on low energy, it is easy to use and its process of conduct is very arranged.

The technology of the membrane is used to describe a different number of the characteristic of separate processes. These processes are of the same are the same because the membrane is used in all of them. There are various methods to enable substances to penetrate a membrane. Examples of these methods are the  membrane and the introduction of an electric potential.

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The History of Nurses Shoes

In these days’ trend, clunky backless slip-on sneakers are probably known as clogs or rather nurses shoes. Traditionally, the clog was once a shoe outlined by using its chunky shape, heavy sole and durable material. Firstly, clogs were worn as protective sneakers to provide the aid for farmers, manufacturing facility staff and miners in Scandinavia. In the Netherlands, clogs gained status and were worn in the position of sneakers and also a high picket shoe worn by using peasant women from the Ardenne region to shield their shoes from muddy grime streets. Records of wood footwear date back to the Roman Empire.

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The normal clogs have been footwear with heavy, rigid wood soles. Most of the time manufactured from willow or different woods, these sturdy sneakers provided each warmth and defence for the working category foot. The sturdiness of that wooden footwear made the clog a favourite type of shoes for the working category.

Even though mainly related to Scandinavian nations, wooden shoes were worn throughout continental Europe, the British Isles and Mediterranean areas, including such international locations as Italy and Greece. They received repute during the commercial Revolution as a protecting shoe for the working type.

In Europe, the struggle years of the twentieth century located governments urging its residents to undertake wooden shoe utilization as a result of deficiencies in leather-based provides. They had been generally unsuccessful in their efforts because of the continuing belief of picket footwear as shoes or the working or peasant class.

The picket shoe did not to find fame in the United States except the 1960’s when Dr. Scholl introduced a wooden bottom slip-on that used to be hailed as therapeutic sneakers. Within the 1970’s, clogs grew to be a fashion pattern following the lead of the fashionable singing workforce Abba which carried out carrying platform boots and Swedish clogs with leather uppers and thick (and noisy) timber soles.

At the same time some clogs today keep the look of the 70’s clog, the wood sole now has a skid resistant rubber backside. Most likely, clogs are now fabricated from rubber or other artificial materials that withstand water and warmth. The status of Crocs, which began as gardening sneakers, has exploded and these sneakers at the moment are on hand in a mess of colours for guys, females, and children.

Today’s nurses’ shoes are available in a style of heels heights; some include non-compulsory heel straps. Leather-based uppers remain general however rubber clogs have received repute among nurses as they are able to be sterilized in an autoclave or with over the counter cleaning materials. Working room personnel have long worn clogs citing less foot and back fatigue from many hours of standing. The present all day help, supplying a corporation basis for vulnerable arches and plantar fasciitis. The normal mid heel height of many clogs takes the pressure of the shrink again by using serving to the man or woman stand straighter.

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Top Hairstyles for Men

As a guy, styling your hair might not always be easy. If you are looking for easy ways to style your hair that are designed to be easy and still look great, there are a few hairstyles that you need to learn. There are actually a few different hairstyles that you can give a try. It is time that you learned about the top hairstyles for men and how you can get these looks.

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Here are some of the top hairstyles for men:

Slicked Back Look

If you are looking for a more refined hairstyle that is a bit sophisticated, this can be a great look for you. This is a great style to try if you have a bit of scruff on your face. It allows you to have a rugged look that is still sleek. You can get this hairstyle if you have hair that is straight. No matter if your hair is thick or thin, you can still wear this hairstyle well. Just make sure that you use a good gel and try to put your hair into place when it is still damp from your shower. Tom Hardy is one of the many celebrities that rocks this hairstyle well

 

Shaved Sides and Longer on Top

The most popular of all the men’s hairstyles out right now is probably this hipster cut. This is a hairstyle that involves having it cut shorter on the sides and longer hair on the top of the head only. and advised to use a best hair pomade, It allows for a really great look. David Beckham is one of the many men that pulls off this look, but it is important to know that his is more of a bold hairstyle. You should only try this hairstyle out if you feel comfortable with standing out. You are sure to be noticed if you choose to rock this hairstyle that is shorter on the sides than it is on top.

 

The James Dean

If there is one hairstyle that is clean cut and casual it would be the James Dean. This is a cut that you can pull off no matter the type of hair that you have from straight to curly. If you want a hairstyle that is really versatile, this is the one that you have been looking for.

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The Types of Impact Wrenches

Impact wrenches are divided into two broad categories based on the source of power used to produce the torque. There are electric-powered wrenches and air-powered wrenches. Air powered impact wrenches are often referred to as pneumatic impact wrenches. The electric powered wrench category is further divided into corded impact wrenches and the cordless wrenches. The three types of impact wrenches vary in strengths, structure, weakness, functions, key features and are of best fit.

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Pneumatic Impact Wrench. These types of impact wrenches are powered by compressed air. They are the oldest impact wrench design and most widely recognized. The pneumatic wrench has to have a source of compressed air to power it. This type of wrench exists in five different sizes. There is the 0.25, 0.375, 0.75 and 1 inch sizes. A drive, in this case, refers to the amount of torque of 3000feet/lbs. Higher drives in impact wrenches produce higher torques. The best part about working with pneumatic wrenches is that they don’t need electricity for power rather all they need is compressed air. They are also the smallest of all impact wrenches and therefore more maneuverable.

Corded Electric Impact Wrench. As the name suggests, they are powered by a direct source of electricity. Corded Impact wrenches are becoming rare and less used in the market as manufacturers shift to the corded models. The most common drives of corded impact wrenches are the 0.5 and the 0.75 inches. They are longer and larger than pneumatic wrenches due to the extension cord. Their main advantage is that they can function for hours on end, as long as there is a constant power source. The power levels can be regulated to adjust the torque depending on the role. Their dependence on electricity sources makes them virtually unusable in an area with no electric power or erratic energy sources.

Cordless Electric Impact Wrench. This model of electric impact driver is powered by rechargeable batteries. The primary form of cells are NiCad and Li-ion The batteries have power ranging between18 and 28 volts though they can be higher or lower. They are the most common form of all impact wrenches in the market. They also exist in different models, price ranges and levels of drive. They are popular because they are portable and have internal power sources. The disadvantage is that they are less powerful than the other two types. That is because the batteries tend to run out pretty quickly especially during heavy use.

In a nutshell, none of the impact wrenches is more advantageous than the other. Each one of them has its main strength as well as its weaknesses. You have to choose the type that you need based on your needs, power sources and amount of work need to be performed.

 

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