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Get in Shape While on the Hunt for Mews
On our last post, we provided tips on how to stay
safe while on the hunt for Pokemon. Now we’re bringing you strategies on how
this engaging and real-time game can trim your waistline and get you fit.
Pokemon Go is much more than just an entertaining
app – it’s a great way to get exercise. From walking miles to hatch eggs to
roaming around town in search of the nearest gym, Pokemon Go is getting folks
up, out the door, and on their feet.
Here are four fitness tips for Pokemon Go.
Your Steps In
Taking a stroll is one of the best
things that you can do for yourself. Walking 5,000 to 10,000 steps a day can
improve both your mood and body composition, in addition to lowering anxiety.
And Pokemon Go has the impetus to get you going! Just be sure to wear some supportive
Your local coffee hangout or that community
center down the street? Those buildings are now refueling stops (Poke Stops) where
you can collect balls, eggs, points, and more on your quest to catch them all. Walk around and hit up as many as you can
Taking Fido out? Take him for a longer walk today while playing the game!
Are you working long shifts all day inside? On your lunch-break, charge up the app and go on a 30-minute hunt for some
Pokemon. You can catch some new ones, reach a higher level, get some fresh air
and stretch your legs along the way.
Take your Pokemon hunt to the next
level by mixing it up with lunges, high kicks, and squats. Do five reps of
squats every time you catch a new Pokemon. Kick it up a notch by high kicking
every time you come across a new Poke Stop. Catch a Pokemon that flies? Do
jumping jacks like a creature flapping its wings. The possibilities are
With all of that walking, you’re
going to need to stay hydrated. Bring a water
bottle along with you to sip on during your quest for rare
Have you ever used Pokemon Go to
squeeze some fitness into your day? How’d it go?