Twitch.tv was purchased by Amazon for $970,000,000 in 2014. That's nearly a billion dollars, if you aren't into interpreting zeroes. Odds are if you aren't a gamer, you don't really know why. If you find yourself in that camp, stick around. I'm going to give you several reasons why you should be interested in what Twitch is, even if you never play video games and you never intend to.Read More
I've traded stocks in Grand Theft Auto, farmed vegetables in Harvest Moon, and herded cattle in Red Dead Redemption. In real life these are chores at best.
But what is a chore in real life becomes incredibly satisfying on the timeline of a video game, where visible results are immediate and encouraging. This is how fitness games work. They're great motivators for when your body isn't sending you the rapid results you are hoping for.
We never simply lift with our biceps, and then lift our backs to stand straight up, and then push up with our legs to lift a box, in stilted, separate motions, as we might if we tried to isolate muscle groups in our daily actions.
Functional Fitness or Functional Strength addresses this disparity by using full body exercises rather than exercises that focus on one muscle group.Read More