Originally Posted by Strangemagik
I was curious about something tonight. My brother went and bought Band Hero kit on Friday and we spent A LOT of time over the weekend playing. I never would have guessed drums was so exhausting. We played several hours the first night until the wee hours of the morning opening all the songs. But being in a curious mood I started looking up how many calories it burns because I was literally sweating and tired mentally and physically at the end.
One site said 508 calories WHOA(surely not the exact) in 60 minutes. Now that is exercise I can certainly work with. Of course not as the only exercise but any calorie burn will help boost metabolism right?
I want a Wii. BAD!! Its getting to be too hot to think about going outside to exercise so I'll probably be lazy and stick to indoor stuff.
Hey - anything fun that burns calories is definitely a plus in my book! This is why I don't stop myself from fidgeting, or listening to music and dancing around my room while getting dressed, or any of the other myriad things I do on a daily basis that burn calories...have fun!
Edit: I just noticed you asked if you should "count" this as exercise. You can, but I wouldn't. If you do some kind of exercise routine on top of this, just imagine how healthy you're getting!