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6 video games that can help you stay on track with your fitness goals
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6 video games that can help you stay on track with your fitness goals

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Mental health has become an often-underlooked casualty of these turbulent times. Reports of anxiety and depression among U.S. adults have spiked nearly threefold since the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns began. And amid the chaos, more and more people have been playing video games while cooped up indoors.

While 2020 upended a lot of norms, I do not expect to see a major decline in the number of people who resolved to get in better shape as the calendar rolled over to a new year. What might be different, however, is an increase in people looking for ways to work out alone and away from a gym.

I have long been a proponent of getting active through gamification. A variety of video games and apps exist to help you get off the couch and get your body moving, and even the most expensive options can be more affordable than filling your house with gym equipment.

If you’re looking to shake things up as you shape yourself up, here are some video games you might want to take a look at.


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